Hotel Neos Matala
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... it. This is yet another thing we will be trying to make when we get home.
From lunch we “hustled” (read waddled) back to the hotel to pick up our bags to make the 2:30 bus back to Heraklion. Though a fairly uneventful 3 hour drive, we were barely able to peel ourselves out of our chairs to start the 10 minute walk up the hill to the hotel. Thank god we were going uphill! With zero energy to get around, we opted for dinner at ...
... and waited on the tow line for everyone else to get in. Without our snorkels we were forced to decide to either waste air (Brad) or suck water (Jen). When everyone got in, we finally descended.
After being in Egypt, the dive was definitely disappointing. There was a few schools of fish (black, purple & orange, yellow & purple), what looked like water centipedes, occasional sea sponges, one anemone, and one big black and white fish. ...
... uncovered from tombs (cremation) & all the small artefacts, were handmade of course, were offerings to the gods. So intricate in detail & the gold so paper thin. Women of wealth were depicted in artworks with their hands in the air showing of their jewellery & status....nothings changed has it! The intricacies of design & clasps can be seen in today's jewellery. Your earring that hangs from your ear hangs with the same hook design made ...
... We spent a few extra euro in Heraklion and this hotel room did not disappoint! Very cute and not one, but TWO air conditioners! We’re gonna sleep good tonight.
We purchased a combination ticket to visit the Heraklion Archeological Museum and the Knossos Palace. The hotel is well situated for this, as the Museum is on the same block, and Knossos could be visited by bus which could be caught on the same block. ...
Antonia kindly took us to the local markets this morning. The vegetables are superb.. I know our vision is slightly clouded by excitement.. but they definitely are very good quality as we get to taste now & then. You are so right Manuela...self catering is going to be a struggle to slip back into! There are 2 microclimates here for growing fresh produce.. the plateau in the mountains & the low areas near the coastline....all year ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking