Spring in Crete, through her eyes ...

After 42 years of living in Crete, it is like a miracle to rediscover the world around me through the curiosity and joy for life of my nine year old daughter.

All these past years we have collected many toys, all pilling up in her bedroom. I now only take the dust off of them. The real fun and excitement came along with a camera that she received as a present two years ago for her good performance at school.

After that, in all our excursions around Crete she was the official photographer of the family but, mostly, she enjoyed taking photos of the nature around her.

That is when I started to notice little beautiful details around me and begun to see Crete through her eyes. I have decided to share some of these magic moments with you, so that you too can see how she captured spring. It was during the last excursion that she went with her school class at the grave and museum of "Nikos Kazantzakis" in Heraklion City.

- By Elena Bebi

Spring in Crete

Spring in Crete

Spring in Crete


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  • “Another reason why we like Crete so much!”
    If you're looking for an experience of the original and famous hospitable cretan mentality, you're in best hands in Villa Anastasia. But: you mustn't worry about your body weight! Because every day you will be delighted by cretan delicacies, homemade by Anastasia herself: "tiropita" (greek cheese pies)...
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    Having looked endlessly at the pictures on the website for the last 8 months and re-reading the reviews there is always that little apprehension that it won't be what you expect it to be. As soon as we walked through the gate we knew instantly that it was even better than ...
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  • “This is THE place”
    We have been spending our holidays in Crete for years and we can say this is the best accomodation ever. The villa is amazing: just beautiful, decorated with taste and love. You have anything you could ever need: a perfect pool and an idyllic garden with a lovely playground ...
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The villa
Made of stone and wood, among olive trees, this villa comes out of a fairy tale.
The outdoor space
The outdoor space
Ample space with a naturally shaded children's playground, BBQ & swimming pool.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
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