Hotel Efthimia Arkalohori
Travel Blogs from Crete
... baby on the way. We stopped at a taverna by an amazing beach. The food was very average, the beer was good, the water looked several shades of turquoise & quite choppy, the sand was golden and Lance got a rusty nail through his foot. Luckily his tetanus is all up to date. The beach was located close to the islands airport. The planes were coming in to land what seemed like every couple of minutes. It was a lovely spot to cool off and watch the sea and ...
... This hotel is much larger and more typical to the U.S. than our previous hotels. We just dropped off our bags and went for another two hour drive to Lasithiti Plateau. Lasithiti Plateau is located inland and at a much higher elevation than Heraklion and is a series of twenty tiny villages. Some of the buildings in the villages still have no roofs from bombings in the World War Two invasion of Crete. The villages are known ...
... with beer. So since last night was our last night here, we decided to order the croquettes. They were very interesting! They're shaped like logs about the size of an egg roll and they're essentially deep fried gravy. Not the healthiest food, but they were delicious. And we all thought it was hilarious to be eating Dutch food in Greece. Today we're headed to the ruins of Knossos, which was an ancient Minoan settlement and is also where ...
... special trip. Once on the ferry I left them alone.
I'm going to take it easy tonight. It only hit me on the ferry ride back, but I did some great things on Crete. While planning this trip I had a vision in my head of cruising around the island on a motorcycle, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells, going where I wanted to go. I didn't get to accomplish everything I wanted, but for the most part I made it happen without loss of life or limb. Something to be proud of, I ...
... it phonetically). I have also worked out, that of all the countries we have been to so far, Greek is the hardest language to work out. I simply cannot speak 'triangle', that is, while some letters are the same as in our alphabet, there are some tricky symbols which mean absolutely nothing to me - and I can't even try to sound them out.)
Chania, however, was brilliant, The Maritime Museum, the Old Port, the Venetian Lighthouse, the cafés, ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Port of Hersonissos, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $258
\N, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $257
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
\N, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
El. Venizelou 193, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
\N, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $113
\N, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $206
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Lasithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $149
\N, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $398
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
1 Dedaloustreet, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
\N, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
PO BOX 2007, N.Stadion, 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
Eleftheriou Venizelou, Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $106
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
\N, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
2 Ygias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $118
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