John, Oh how i wish i could come once more to my beloved Crete, and i totaly agree with your sentiments.
Sadly for me my ill health would make it very difficult to travel, Parkinsons, plus arthritis is a cruel painful daily experience. Add the fact that i'm now alone because of recent divorce and my dream holiday would be nigh impossible without help and support. I can still drive though and have explored most of eastern, southern, and western Crete, so if there is someone out there looking for a holiday buddy then get in touch.
In the meantime i hope the problems Greece currently has are swiftly resolved.