Hotel Domenika Missiria
Travel Blogs from Crete
... br> The site is interesting and the representations of how historians believed the palace to be are certainly impressive. Our guide for the day had a well worn book with illustrations that (if we could have seen them through the sea of IPads taking photos) show how it probably was. There are books like this throughout Greece - they show a photo of the current ruins and an overlay that shows how it was .....in the beginning! ...
... From the stalactite/stalagmite depths of the Sfentoni Cave to the palace at Phaistos we've traveled the ancient roads of the Minoans, visited the Roman baths, seen some of the locales of WWII incursions and other civil defense battles that have provided an overview of the long history of invasions that have helped to shape the landscape and culture ...
We left Chania early on Thursday morning by bus and headed for Heraklion, the capital of Crete. It is a larger city and many say it isn't too interesting but we liked the feel of it, especially after the crowded, noisy old city of Chania. On the first day, after we found a hotel, we boarded a bus and went to the Palace of Knossos. Knossos was the capital of Minoan Crete. It is grander, more complex, than any of the other palaces and it is located ...
... lose their hearts in San Francisco, and some lose their asses in Vegas, but I lost my hat in Santorini!!
Our hotel in Oia, Atlantida Villas, also located on the rim and overlooking the caldera, was just beautiful. The scenery was beyond what I expected. I also read that the last eruption on Santorini was in 1950 so hopefully 3 days wouldn't change anything!!
After getting settled into our rooms, ...
Today was a free day so the same crazy group that walked the hot road got together for breakfast and decided to hit the little shops and archeological museum.
Before the museum, we stopped back by the Lions Square and had the famous cream Bougatsa and a frappe!! Wow :)
It's strange how quickly people adapt to their surroundings. Today we were much more confident in crossing the streets whether there ...
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