Hotel Efthimia Arkalohori
Travel Blogs from Crete
After visiting museum yesterday, we were excited to see the real city. Many other tourists had the same plan! A cruise ship from Eastern Europe flooded the site with people. Even so, it was marvelous to imagine how the people lived in this city several thousand years ago. Dave captured the clear sky, massive columns, ...
... Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek. Worked our way back through the center of Heraklion to what is considered the top archeological museum in Greece. The Minoan artifacts were incredibly beautiful. Surprising to learn that for all their advances, the Greek and Roman civilizations that followed in many ways had art that was cruder than the Minoans who inhabited ...
... rides down and Aimee takes the cable car. Back to the ship by 8:30 for our final 3 course dinner and pack to leave our cruise the following morning, we then also discover we're both a tad sunburnt in random places, Aimee in her belly button (who would have thought to sunblock in there) and Sean on his thighs and tummy.. Lucky Greek island cruising with 30 degree days and burning hot sun are at an end. Tomorrow we disembark and head for the Albanian ...
... 20th century. Much of the site has been reconstructed in concrete, so whilst it is incredibly old, much of it looks confected. The Minoans lost Knossos a number of times to earthquakes, They rebuilt at one stage incorporating wood into the construction to give their structures more elasticity. The Timbers buried under ground for millennia all rotted away, making it impossible to restore complete structures, which is why so much ...
... alas this was not to be. We saw other tour guides being more engaged with their tours, ie walking them from feature to feature, holding up maps and diagrams and pointing things out. Oh well.... I often wandered away from the group trying to get the pictures I wanted, sometimes I was successful sometimes not. After Knossos we went to the Heraklion Museum, it was fantastic, once again the guide was not. Then she walked us to the market ...
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