No prices found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Filoxenia Villas Ierapetra
Travel Blogs from Ierapetra
The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... same time. Hence I can sometimes get a couple of days behind in my updates. This is likely to happen after Athens as we are at sea on Friday and Istanbul again on Saturday (very little free wi-fi in Istanbul). I am way behind with photographs. Transferring from my camera to the Mac in the lab is easy. Getting them onto my iPad is not. If I use iTunes I have to use my satellite time. They have to be sent as an email attachment ...
... on board and settled into our rooms before the ship conducted a mandatory safety drill. Then it was time to sail away and the boat hosted a huge party on the deck, complete with a reggae band, food, and drinks of course!
Rhapsody of the Seas is an enormous boat with two pools, 6 hot tubs, 4 restaurants, a dining room, numerous bars and lounges, a spa, a casino, a theater, two cafes, and 2000 people!! And it is not Royal Caribbean's largest ship, which also ...
... 7-51 ~ 11-7-41) is most famous for structures and artifacts found there and elsewhere through the eastern Mediterranean. He funded the excavations!
Back to the ship for lunch then we went ashore, with Jenny, who hadn't done the tour due to having a sore back, but a massage helped greatly. We took time to have a coffee at a café to use free WiFi on the bank of the beautiful Lake Voulismeni in the centre of ...