Hotel Blue Sky Beach Gournes
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... to scores of hippies flocking here in the late 60's to take up rent free residence in the caves used for burials in Roman times.
We parked at the beach, there were a couple of other tourist cars parked, but no sign of the hippies, we were expecting groups of wrinkled faces with grey ponytails to be here!
The entry fee of 2 € paid we started to explore, the first caves were not very ...
... 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 ...
... distance we can see some old stone buildings and in places the hillsides are terraced. Our path took us across to another bay before starting to climb up through the terraces. There aren't any way markers informing you how far to the next point if interest of even how long the path is, do after a couple of hours we decided we should turn back. On the way back we passed another couple with rucksacks and could hear a farmer calling to his animals, there ...
... a handsome fishing harbour. There is also a causeway leading to Kolokytha Peninsular. There are also fine views of Spinalonga Island which was used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957. We found a camping spot at the end of the village close to the causeway, we went for a walk onto the Peninsular passing some windmills in various states of disrepair. There was a finger post with various things to see and distances to them, we decided to walk to them tomorrow, as ...
We left our safe haven to drive to the Lasitsi Plateau at 900 metres high our guide book said, it's a vast expanse of green fields inter dispersed with almond trees and orchards. We stopped by the beach to walk Logan and drove through a couple of towns looking for somewhere to get some documents printed off, we couldn't find anywhere so started the climb up to the plateau. It wasn't long before we hit the snow line, ...
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