Hotel Calypso Matala
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... which uses up tons of satellite time both sending and receiving. I will use my iPad for photographs of Gallipoli on Friday as we sail by the memorials. Uneventful dinner. A cheese truce is in place, and the Kommondant is being very friendly. My entree tonight in lamb tenderloin en-croute. What I take as uncooked pastry is in fact a cabbage leaf wrapped around the tenderloin. None of our group have seen this before and I think ...
... and some of the Roman Forum. We were exhausted by the time we got back to the hotel, but it was nice to see Rome without all of the lines.
Breakfast was provided by the Marriott on the rooftop, which had an incredible view. We sipped mimosas, toasting the beginning of our time together, and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast. A driver picked us up and drove us 1.5 hours away to the cruise port. Seeing the enormity of the cruise ships as you walk up takes your breath away. ...
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 ...
... our last cooked meal in the hotel. We spend the remaining hours of our night finishing the wine and beer and trying to organise our plan when we get back to London. We have the Wallabies game, so I was emailing Sir John and Lizzie Pidgeon back and forth about catching up with them there and Aaron was searching how to get to the game.
We end up crashing pretty late, however Aaron quickly turns on the bedroom light in a huff and woke me up. I looked in surprise and ...
... or anything, but it was still really cool. My head starts niggling a little for some reason, maybe I’m not drinking enough water.. so I slam some water and aspirin just in case it’s a migraine and we keep kicking on. We last about an hour walking around before we realise there’s not much else to see so we head back to the bus to take us back into the main center of town.
The bus trip was a lot quicker on the way back into town this ...