Hotel Astrinos Kokinos Pirgos
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It was a quiet night on the harbour. After breakfast we walked on the beach with Logan, he was very wound up by all the local cats, sometimes he's like a dog possessed!
Before setting out for the day, we enjoyed coffee sat out on a bench on the harbour side.
The drive to Matala- In mythology this is where Zeus swam ashore with Europa on his back, in more recent times Matala earned legacy ...
... deep gorges, by the middle of the afternoon we turned off the main road and dropped down the side if a gorge, at one point it was so tight you could have touched both sides, however you would have got wet feet in the river. It's amazing how the roads are cut into the hillsides. Passing through a very narrow road in a village the overhanging balconies had their height painted on them, luckily the lowest was 3.5 metres.
At the coast we found a place to park at a small harbour in ...
... they looked like rows of Tibetan stupas in lines at the side of the roads, at one place we waited whilst a tractor pulled a pickup out. Some villages had a variety of snow ploughs, diggers and tracked vehicles clearing smaller roads. Several times we had to wait several minutes until they had finished, at another spot a couple of farmers were squashing sheep into their pickups keeping them inside the back with ...
Just an occasional hail storm this morning, so we are going to drive into Heraklion the 5th largest city in Greece and the capital city of Crete. We stopped along the way first to let Logan have a run and then to shop, as well as food we bought a cheap electric fan heater, we thought that when we have hook up we could use it instead of the diesel heater. Also as we will be coming back across Europe in the winter it will ...
We stayed in bed waiting for the place to warm up again this morning, we can hear the hail bouncing on the roof. We have coffee and biscuits with the campsite owners and ask if we can use the washing machine. There still isn't any WIFI this morning and our signal is rubbish and as we need to confirm some information for our spring travel arrangements we set off to find some unlocked free WIFI. We parked outside the Aquarium and yes, ...
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