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Today we had an early start . We docked at Chania and very quickly boarded our bus to The Palace of Knossos, the home of the legendary Minotaur. Crete is 300 km wide (East to West ) at the widest part and north to South 33km with it narrows section being 12 kilometres. It has a population of 756,000 and tourism makes up 50 % of the islands economy . Chania is were Zorba The Greek (last nights film was shoot) Crete has one big valley in the centre with lots of mountains (the ...
... and walking along the shore. We decided to skip the other beach we had planned to visit and ended up staying at Elofonisi for about 5 hours before winding our way through the islands. For dinner the hotel helped us book a spot at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the harbor and sunset. Although the restaurant Pallas was more Italian than Greek food, it was delicious and the ambiance could not be beat. At the end of each meal they serve raki shots to you and while ...
We awoke late this morning still a little tired after our late arrival last night. I was just able to sync yesterday's post. Our hotel is an old Venetian building that has been beautifully renovated. We had the best yogurt I've ever had along with a huge variety of other items for breakfast in the charming courtyard. After breakfast we walked along the waterfront of the old Venetian harbor out to the light house to admire the ...
... war cemetery. Not sure how he would have defended the bay. Don't think it was a wise decision on his part. Anyway the Germans were never going to land there so guess he was saved the embarrassment of having to defend it. Cemetery closed due to spraying. Not a good day for seeing what I had planned to see. I did manage to go around the back of the cemetery via the beach and have a look though so all ...
... t care at that point. I was done with Mt Ida, I wasn't going to make it to the summit in time, and if I could just make it down to the plateau I could hoof it back to the taverna. I did. Now I'm here, thoroughly disgusted that I tried and failed. To make it back to Naxos by Friday though (last day the post office is open) I need to get moving, South then East.
July 1, 8:26 PM -- Napoleon Restaurant, Ierapatera, Crete
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