Cretan Village Hotel
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... of thousands of years old coins. Investment banker is my guess. Iraklion is a dirty busy little port city. But don't let her looks fool you. There's lots to do, see and appreciate. It's been around since the Neolithic age, some 10,000 years. A layer cake of time and surprise. We enjoy a stone-oven baked pizza watching the traffic and people. Motor bikes blur by, seldom a helmet but often a passenger on board. Buses jammed with people. Lives ...
While enjoying breakfast on our deck, lounging in the hot tub as we soaked in the views of the caldera, and making final plans for Paris, oh and planning our retirement home (YES! so ready to spend the rest of our lives on the water and blow off this thing they call work!), we finally made up our minds to spend our last hours in heaven on a boat. At 12:15 our cab arrived and whisked us off to the back side of the island where we rented a 4m 30hp boat and headed off ...
... 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 ...
... of it). We then visited one of the coastlines filled with shops, restaurants, and a nice view of a historic lighthouse. After a traditional Greek lunch including Moussaka (Lasgna with lamb and eggplant), we hiked around the lighthouse taking pictures and pointing out all the crabs along the sea walls. The ruins offered incredible views of the bay, turquoise waters and an old castle overlooking the sea. We even ran into a group of sheep baahhhing around.
The cruise ...
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 ...