Family Holiday Ideas For The Whole Year

Amanda Statham | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

I was going to write a 'great places to go this summer' feature, but I'm a parent, I know the reality. There's actually a whole year spreading out before us, full of half term breaks, the occasional non-pupil day, a vast summer vacation and plenty of sneaky bank holidays.

Rambling In Southwest Crete

Mike Gerrard | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

This southern coast of Crete is far more rugged than the north. In some places the mountains come so close to the Libyan Sea that there's no room for a road inbetween, and a few villages are only accessible by boat or footpath, or by one road in and out.

How To Make Petimezi

Mike Gerrard | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'We're looking for the house with a big cactus outside,' our guide Isi tells us. We're driving through the little town of Kounavi, about nine miles so...

Hiking The Samaria Gorge On Crete

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

As we drive higher and higher into the White Mountains of Crete, leaving behind our hotel in the busy resort of Paleohora, I start to realise the immensity of what we're about to do: walking the Samaria Gorge.

Family Friendly Greek Retreats: Daios Cove, Crete

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Sure enough, as I step foot inside Daios Cove the wow factor hits. Nestled in a tranquil private sandy bay, a short ride from the bustling town of Agios Nikolaos, a wall of floor to ceiling windows creates a stunning elevated panoramic of the crystal clear turquoise waters and rugged cliffs that don the bay.

Eat Like Crete

Stella Photi | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Whilst these nutrient-rich dishes are great for your physical health they play a massive role in your mental wellbeing too. In Crete family meals are not just for Christmas and you'd be hard pressed to find a local who doesn't hold them up as an important occasion to share in love, life and olive oil.

Woman Found In Plane Toilet With Vodka And Fags Is Jailed

PA | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

A woman has been jailed after admitting to being drunk and abusive on an aircraft. Marsha Woodwart had to be physically restrained by cabin crew on...


The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

When I think of Crete I think of warmth. Not the perennial warm climate, nor the clear warm waters of the Aegean Sea, but the warmth of its people. Cretans are known for their genuine kindness, loyalty and hospitality, their Greek filoxenia (love of strangers). Mind you, I guess you would be pretty happy when you reside somewhere of such beauty.

Brits Turning Holiday Resort 'Into A Battlefield'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

A Greek holiday destination where a teenager was stabbed to death in a mass brawl has been turned into a "battlefield", according to its mayor. Tyr...

Briton Killed In Crete

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK

A British man has reportedly been stabbed to death on the Greek island of Crete. The victim, who has not yet been named, is believed to be around 2...

Feeling Like a Goddess in Crete's Wellness Jewel

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

Crete has long been on my top ten list, not least because of my mother's creative thinking when she decided to call me Ariadna, in line with the ancient Greek mythology. I felt like it was about time to go back to the "roots" and took a trip to this popular destination.

Why Go Camping?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Hiking and camping isn't so simple. It has taken me a month of trial and (mostly) error to realize that I didn't need to bring anything at all. I could have bought everything I needed in the camping shop by the bus station in Chanea, Crete's main port, where I did in fact buy an excellent sleeping bag and mat.

Crossing Into the Unknown: The Plight of Migrants in the Fields of Greece

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

As Greece enters its fifth year of recession - and Greeks are reeling under the weight of salary slashes, a rising tax burden and eurozone's highest unemployment rate - life for migrants is becoming tougher amid rising racism as well as a drop in living standards.

Not a Marathon Runner? Try a Walking Holiday

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The truth is, for whatever reason, we're not all runners. Walking on the other hand, that's something anyone can get into.

Four Britons Left Ex-Footballer Brain Damaged In Crete Assault

PA | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Four Britons have been found guilty of an attack on a former footballer who was stabbed with a broken bottle and had his head stamped on while on holi...

'Inbetweeners' Lads Picked On During Filming | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

THE Inbetweeners stars got a taste of their hapless characters' lives when they were bullied while filming the show's new movie....