Hotel Efthimia Arkalohori
Travel Blogs from Crete
This is unfortunately our last day in Crete and we decide to spend it in Heraklion with a visit to its very famous museum. The museum is actually under refurbishment at the moment but thank god they had a temporary exhibition set-up next door. Mum would have ...
... Mum has been looking forward to this moment since the day I told her we were taking her to Crete. And in fact it was an amazing site to see, filled with history and mystery all around. It looks like they are still digging and exposing more ruins by the side of what can already be seen. They say this site is second only to Phaestos. and you can see why! Definitely take the time to see Phaestos if you're in the area; you won't be ...
Woke up this morning to a beautiful view over the marina at Heraklion, and get set to pick up our hire car and head up to the Royal Blue Resort & Spa which is about 10km from Rethymon (55km from Heraklion) on the north coast of the island. The hotel was a present to Steph's mum for her 60th which was back in June, so I decided to hire a posh car to help us get around and enable Daniela to indulge herself in ...
... feels like a small town, with a few cafe' and bars along the "high street" which leads you to the harbour where a pretty Venetian fortress stands tall and strong. We take a gentle stroll and a few pictures of the scenery before we sit down for an aperitif (non-alcoholic for me, boooo) and a lovely lunch underneath a tree, right in the middle of a small square just off the high street. Food is ...
... and plazas and walking along the pier. I just found out that there's an El Greco Museum there. Now that, I would have liked to see. I didn't realize that he was born in Crete.
But the crown jewel of the 2-day visit was the several hours we wasted waiting for the hop on/hop off City Tour Bus. We had timed it so that we could finish the 2-hour circuit in time to catch our plane to Istanbul, but it was late and once we boarded, ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $188
Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $212
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $146
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $88
Limin , Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $72
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $240
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $100
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $373
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
1 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $59
1A Malikouti Str. , Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $158
Mononaftis Area, Agia Pelagia | 4 star hotelfrom $101
52 S. Venizelou Ave., Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $117
- Not quite perfect
- Friendly staff
Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $127
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Gouves | Hotelfrom $33
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $63
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $146
Rethymnon, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $123
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $77
2 Igias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $115
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $90
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $93
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon