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... we crossed to Elafonissi – a beautiful beach that in the summer would be absolutely packed, but for us, there were only a handful of people. This did mean we missed out on the summer sunshine though, and the cloudy sky dulled what in the summertime would be the clearest, bluest of blue azure waters and pink toned sand. Nevertheless, it was still some of the bluest waters we’ve seen and was magnificently beautiful.
We had been warned that the west coast road might be ...
... on Crete making it one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world. It is a fertile island and can sustain most crops.
We went first to Akrotiri to the tomb of Crete's national hero Eleftherios Venizelos. This site was where the Cretan rebels raise the Greek flag in 1897 in defiance of the Great Powers (England, France, Germany & ...
... an excellent public bus service, and the staff are accustomed
to non Greek speaking tourists. By this time Tamara could speak some very basic
Greek, and had even had favourable comments about her accent, but we felt much
more confident that we would reach our expected destination if we conducted our
... br> The path was much better than we expected, and quite well formed by New Zealand standards, being largely paved with rather lumpy stones. It starts of with a descent of 600 vertical metres in the first three kilometers, and the stones were quite slippery. The scenery was breathtaking, being almost vertical cliffs covered with forests of Cretan pine (Pinus brutis) except for the steepest parts which showed the light coloured limestone of the area. The guide advised us "to ...
... that could still thrive without tourism, which is why the economic crisis did not effect them the same way it did Greece. You see, the real Crete is in the mountains. Crete is all about agriculture, and specifically they supply the world with olives and olive oil. There are miles and miles of olive groves all along the mountain until an altitude of 800 meters. They also grow oregano and thyme. The livestock is goats because of the mountains. I ...