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In the second last night here in Crete and after an eventful month, I decide to head into the city for a quiet night of good food and reflection. Tonight I don't feel alone, in contrast to my state of being normally here this month, I'm quite content to sit in my own company. I've spent this entire month trying in every way possible to interact with the locals in order to gain a richer understanding for the place I was now living. I can say without a doubt that my ...
... Greece is the total mistress, the secret life that even those living in it, the foreigners I means don't fully comprehend. Here, is a country where in 1 month, 2 months, 3 or 6 you will still find it hard to get comfortable in, no matter how much you try, you'll find that comfort comes slow and at times you think you've progressed to a deeper level but these moments of understanding are ...
... joked that she needed the book because it was her first tour and then backed that up by saying she has actually been a guide for 25 years - starting when she was 5 years old! The Greeks have a dry sense of humour that sometimes isn't recognised.
Another dash back to shore and ship and another lunch on board as the ship heads for Santorini.
Everyone on board is buzzing and looking forward to this stop but dire ...
... We have imbibed much of the local firewater-lemon, honey and original-and even seen the distilling process at a local taverna, eating many Cretan pies, zucchini balls, stuffed zucchini flowers, fresh squeezed orange juice and yogurt and honey to last us for quite some time! We almost managed to run out of gas on the backroads (and I mean back roads) but ...
... minutes south of the modern port city of Iraklio.
"Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned after its destruction in 1375 BC which marked the end of Minoan civilization. The first palace on the low hill beside the Krairatos river was built around 1900 BC on the ruins of previous settlements. It was destroyed for the first time ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $258
Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $257
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Limin , Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $206
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $149
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $398
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
1 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
1A Malikouti Str. , Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $189
Mononaftis Area, Agia Pelagia | 4 star hotelfrom $142
52 S. Venizelou Ave., Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $178
- Not quite perfect
- Friendly staff
Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $113
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $45
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
Rethymnon, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $118
2 Igias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $128
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $122
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $119
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon