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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 ...
Kyle's 30th birthday turned out to be an incredible day. We started off with the hotel bringing him a cake and singing to him during breakfast. Then we decided to take an adventure to the island's most famous beach. We drove for an hour and a half south through the mountains, much of it on the edge of a huge gorge. The views were incredible and there were several quaint villages cascading down the slopes. We spotted several picturesque churches and an abundance of ...
... lost. It is kept really well.
Chania was the setting off point for me to hike the Samaria gorge. An early morning bus (6am) to the top of the gorge (Omalos) (about 1 hour) and then a long walk downhill through the gorge. The first part was a long zig zag down to the base of the gorge ( from about 1300 meters). Then it was a 15km through the gorge going slightly down hill all the way (the way ...
... He didn't join her due to some bad hips.
Clad in the best hiking gear: backpack, poles, pants, shoes, hat. She said she's from the Czech Republic (lot of Czechs around: I met a very nice Czech couple at dinner last night). She guessed I was American: "Yeah, you can probably tell because I'm stupid, hiking Mt Ida with no supplies and in boat shoes" She laughed. "Maybe not stupid. More like very brave." Gosh she was cute.
We appreciated the accommodation to change our schedule to better fit the forecast for hiking. However, the tour ended up being quite different than we expected based on what Margarita indicated following her conversation with Asimina Tours to make the arrangements. We understood the meal would be at a monastery, although we thought the activities would remain largely the same.
In the end, ...