Reimagining Tabakaria

On the eastern edge of Chania is the historic suburb of Halepa, and its tiny coastal area -Tabakaria (the Greek word for tanneries). A walk through this magical film-set -like landscape is one of the great Chania experiences, for anyone wanting more than the standard tours. For Tabakaria is a place where the buildings talk.Continue reading “Reimagining Tabakaria”

Dispatches from the Amari

The Amari Valley in central Crete has a proud history and unique natural environment. Here a new generation of Amariots are intent on protecting this enchanting place and their precious heritage. With the mighty Psiloritis mountain to the east and the Kedros range to the west, the Amari lies cradled 500 metres above sea level:Continue reading “Dispatches from the Amari”

The remarkable story of the Doma Hotel

There aren’t many hotels in the world like the Doma, the century-old establishment perched on the waterfront just east of Chania town centre. To ascend its curved steps and pass across its threshold is to enter a portal to the past, and if you are looking for a spot to reflect on Crete’s rich, turbulentContinue reading “The remarkable story of the Doma Hotel”