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... to keep a keen watch out for the mountain goats which stopped us in our tracks on more than one occasion driving around the mountainous countryside.
From Heraklion we headed straight for Knossos, an archaeological site from the Bronze Age of a 'Minoan’ palace, which is one of Crete’s top tourist attractions. It is a vast complex, but I have to say, we were a bit disappointed, and tend to agree with the critics who dislike the way in which Arthur Evans, the ...
CHANIA, CRETE, OCTOBER 15, 2014
Today we are in Chania, Crete (pronounced HAN IA). This port city is on the western coast of Crete. It was founded in the 3 century BC.. It has been occupied by many ethnic groups over the years but it has always been Greek with the Greek language. Crete is the largest of the Greek Isles. There are over 35 million ...
... this fell into ruins and was removed, leaving the defensive
structures and major historical buildings. These buildings are in various stages
of restoration. The hill has a fine view over the town and harbour. After
exploring the area, we went down the far side of the hill to a taverna with a
fine view over ...
... reached Elafonisi beach, on the south coast. It is a very popular
tourist resort, an we saw lots of signs offering accommodation nearby. It was
still hot, so we shouted ourselves a beach umbrella and two sun loungers. To
change, you go into a little cabin on the beach, which ...
... 13 k to the exit, and that people with medical conditions, bad knees etc should not attempt it, and should talk to him first. Donkey transport was only available if you had a serious accident. Dave did check with him, as he has bad knees and high blood pressure, but he had a knee bandage which we bought the day before, and hired a walking stick, so we decided he could do it, which he did without much trouble, in fact we made very good time to the various check points.