In the heart of Crete

Cycling and hiking adventures & detours

I am writing this post in the courtyard of our air bnb accommodation in the village of Siva in the centre of Crete.

Where is that you may ask. Any Cretans who asked where we were headed next also asked that question. Well if you go to Heraklion and then head due south you probably still won’t find it on a map (it is on Google Maps). I am looking up at Mt Psiloritis, the highest peak in Crete at 2,456m (8,057ft).

It is a very small village of probably no more than 30 houses, a little like Dyke in Scotland but the surrounding countryside is totally different. However, we will update you more on the heart of Crete in our next post.

We left Chania on Saturday after a very pleasant week in the town. We walked around as much of the town as we could but tended to…

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