Hotel Alkyon Exopoli
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This morning we set off for a little beach just outside Chania for a few hours of relaxation before a late lunch at Johnny's aunt's house. Lunch was in the village, and again under a beautiful canopy of grape vines that kept you very cool and comfortable. On the menu was an octopus casserole type dish with olives and a slight BBQ flavored sauce, some grilled octopus, ...
We got up at a leisurely pace again this morning and set off back towards Chania driving west along the northern coast. We stopped at Rethymno which has an old Venetian section and port a lot like Chania. We at lunch facing the old harbor, but were all a little disappointed at the meal. Nothing bad just not what we've gotten accustomed too. And poor service. After not being able to find a hotel ...
This morning started off with Manoli speeding us up the mountain around more switchbacks than I can count, even squealing tires around some. To summarize most of the day: about 13km (8 miles) downhill across uneven and rocky ground. About a third very steep coming down the mountain, about a third semi flat as we entered the gorge, and the last third pretty flat at the base of the gorge as ...
... that they are already booked for tomorrow. It's probably too late to setup the bike tour that I had also looked at so I'll have to figure out something else to do. Leaving there I just wandered around the rest of the afternoon. Walked through the Agora which is a 100 year old marketplace type shopping center housed in a cross-shaped building modeled after the market in Marseilles, FR. Just beside that ...
We went to a huge Venetian fortress at Rethymeno. It was 20 times bigger than Alfred Park back at home. We then hopped back into the car and drove to the place we had rented on airbnb. When we got there my jaw dropped at the garden at the front of the house ...
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