Deep Blue Sea at Georgioupolis
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... goats, and sheep. As soon as Elofonisi came into view, we knew that the drive had been worth it. The beach has several inlets of turquoise water, set off by the white and pink sand. This part of the island can have very strong winds, so we headed to the more protected side of the beach and found ourselves some 3.5 euro lounge chairs under tiki style umbrellas. From there on, the day slipped lazily by as we alternated people watching, gazing out at e ...
... Our hotel is inside the old Venetian city walls, which are filled with cozy alleys and picturesque courtyards. Later we walked over to the town beach for a swim. On our way we ran into the daily market that put most of our California farmers markets to shame. The fish, cheese, produce, and honey all looked delicious. After a while on the beach, we found a good waterfront restaurant and were shocked by how low the prices were ...
... 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 ...
... before getting to the final section of the gorge. The last 5km wove back and forth across the mostly dry river bed as the gorge narrowed. The steep walls were amazing and we could see why most of the injuries on the trail comes from people not watching where they were walking and tripping along the way. Except for 2-3km the trail was well worn rocks that were eagerly hoping to twist an ankle or a knee. At 4:45 we arrived at the end of the hike that was officially in ...
... The total bill was under 50€. We strolled back along the waterfront to our car and drove home, taking note of the long lines at the ATMs and the many closed gas stations. Apparently in addition to a run on the banks, there was a run on gas stations who take credit cards, depleting most of them within a few hours. Back at our idyllic hotel bubble, we finished watching Grease, finally tucking ourselves in bed at 11pm. Like we said, we aren't very good at doing ...