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Kouremenos Beach, near Palaikastro, East Crete, Greece,  Windsurfing

12 March 2017 -  Updated
The weather in February and early March was very nice and there has been more rain this winter than there was last winter.  With the moist soil, the strong sun brought out millions of the small yellow flowers, especially between the olive trees.  The bees are enjoying the almond blossom too and the Cretan honey is as good as ever.  After some more rain in early March, we are hoping for a good olive harvest this year.
The new extra-virgin olive oil is now available in UK !  The olives were picked and pressed in December.

This is a good time to book flights and accommodation. Our friends Nikos & Katerina have extended one of their rental apartments to make it 2 bedrooms : ideal for families !  The Rousolakos apartments were recently refurbished too. Direct flights London to Heraklion will start again in April with British Airways and Aegean.  Car hire is easy to arrange for arrival in Heraklion with MCar / Kafetzakis who have excellent cars, fully insured, very good prices and perfect service.  Let us know if we can help.

[example wind forecast showing how our north-east tip of Crete catches the wind which is further accelerated by thermal effect]


Our NEW season Extra Virgin Olive Oil is NOW available in UK !!
Use "Contact Us" to order, or for more information.
- click on OLIVE OIL tab to see the whole process !
This is very high quality oil, made only from local olives and cold-pressed solely by mechanical means.  The acidity is very low : a measure of olive oil quality. The oil from our region won several awards
At "Windy Crete" we offer :
  • Advice and assistance with accommodation, travel, windsurfing, activities and local information in English or Russian language
  • Мы можем помочь вам найти жильё, предоставить вам информацию о поездке и как арендовать машину. Вы можете обращаться к нам на русском язык
  • Correcting your websites: a service to update your websites correctly with English and Russian, ensuring that all the spelling and grammar is 100% correct. We see many mistakes on local websites and can give you an advantage over others.
  • Website design and development using Microsoft Office 365 and other products.
  • Extra Virgin Cretan Olive Oil from the trees in Kouremenos/Palaikastro. We have 1 & 1/2 litre containers of oil available.
  • ULTRASUN sports sun protection, excellent for windsurfing !
  • Subscribe to a NEWSLETTER in "Contact Us"
  • Info on mobile phones in Crete for voice and internet

Weather links : Windguru:

Greece sailing forecast:
We recommend Kouremenos Beach apartments, owned and operated by our friend Nikos.
Book now to ensure availability as these are very popular !  There are tavernas within a short walk.
(see : Travel & Accommodation)
   is a VERY useful website for visitors to Crete. Carol is British and married to a Cretan, living in Crete for many years. She shares her huge knowledge and experience, very valuable for visitors and would-be residents.  Her book Living In Crete is also highly recommended.

Iráklion, GRC
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 9:00 PM
28°CHigh: 30°C
Low: 25°C
Wind: 8 km/h kph
Humidity: 62%
31° / 24°
32° / 24°
32° / 22°
Mostly Sunny
30° / 23°
MSN Weather

Rhodes, GRC
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 9:00 PM
30°CHigh: 33°C
Low: 25°C
Wind: 17 km/h kph
Humidity: 41%
34° / 27°
33° / 25°
31° / 23°
29° / 23°
MSN Weather

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