Hotel Astrinos Kokinos Pirgos
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... ask a few questions but her English vocabulary is non existent. She desperately wants to help us but we are unable to communicate. Regardless we buy vegetables and fruit and eventually we say at least goodbye. We know two people in Heraklion. Our landlord and Sandy. We rent a car clear across the city at the passenger point of a fairly busy port and who does Lisa run into. Sandy. It's a small world. Time to tour a winery. Then off to Chania or ...
... motion thousands of years ago. The rest of the island looks like a big rolling sand box of black boulders that just spill into the water--no beaches, no sand, no trees/bushes/grass, not even dirt--just a pile of black rocks forming small hills and various coves. There are even hot springs in the ocean that people swim to from their ships. Turning back toward our entry to the caldera we began to ply open seas again and there was no smooth way to overcome the waves. ...
... supply of whites, we picked up a couple of good Pino Grigio, a Cote de Rhone red and a good french white. €30. Yes, this is Turkey but it is so obvious now that there are two Turkey's - liberal and open minded with just the odd headscarf; then the buttoned up tight Turkey, still wearing the Burka. The two seem to be heading for a continuation of the sectarian national upheaval that they recently experienced. Heraklion is ...
... than expected: we would be in a new location for the next 7 days of the trip. Mykonos was our next stop, an island full of large granite boulders, white buildings, a maze of cobblestone streets (supposedly to confuse pirates way back when), and beautiful beaches. Rob went along with Dave and Lisa to see the nearby island of Delos, where some of the oldest ruins in the Mediterranean exist. Blake and I had one goal in mind: beach all day. Once we finally, lazily, made our ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...
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