​The Artistic Holiday in Crete


​​​​31st July 2014

Western Crete is a perfect destination for the budding artist. It is full of inspiration, especially for the landscape painter! Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, you can experience the beauty of the Cretan landscape all year round; and boy, it is beautiful.

With 1500 species of flowers, ancient architecture and of course, the breathtaking White Mountains which are capped delicately with snow in the springtime, there is certainly plenty to sketch and photograph. It really is a unique destination where you can find bags of artistic inspiration that you won’t find anywhere else.

Drawing really is a relaxing activity and is the perfect activity to enjoy whilst relaxing at your private Cretan villa. It isn’t just the wildlife and landscape of Crete that can provide inspiration; the general culture of the island is wonderful, especially if you visit the local villages, which have some gorgeous characteristics including tavernas, fishing boats, and nearby olive groves.

The subject matter is endless in Crete, whether it’s the beautiful surroundings or the friendliness of the local people or even a goat grazing in the countryside, it really is a rich source for artists. Many of our guests enjoy a spot of drawing whilst staying in one of our superb traditional Crete villas; some even use the villa itself as the subject matter.

Every inch of this island is covered in artistic inspiration, so you don’t have to travel far without feeling the urge to pick up your pencil and sketch away. The Chania region is particularly perfect for those who seek ancient inspiration, awe-inspiring views and stupendous artistic backdrops.

At Pure Crete we provide exceptional Crete villas with pools so that you can relax in style and feel truly at home on your holiday. With luxurious surroundings and charming characteristics our villas are the perfect place to stay if you are interested in an artistic holiday in Crete. If you would like more information in regards to our holiday destinations please get in contact, we are more than happy to provide you with all the advice that you need. Call us on +44 (0) 1444 880 404 to speak to us today.