Travel Blogs from Crete
... The final part of our tour was a walk through the main city centre of Heraklion- with its old historic buildings, lovely Orthodox Church, fountains and modern day brand name shops! Lance and Liam managed to add to their haul with a couple of large Greek warriors. God knows how overweight we will be on our trip home. Finished the day with an evening spent at the back of the ship watching the sun go down, and eating from the buffet which for once wasn't too ...
... windmills that pull water from the ground used in old times for irrigation, now mostly for tourism. We went to a small village life center with animals and examples of traditional crafts. For dinner we went to Maria's tavern, Blair quickly made friends with Maria, which was easy to do being the only people in the tavern for the entirety of our stay (two hours on a Saturday night). Then menu had two options written in size 36 ...
... of the Minotaur and the labyrinth is supposed to have taken place. We're excited to see it. Then after that we catch a plane to Athens. Greece is having some financial trouble right now, so we plan to be very careful to avoid any demonstrations or protests. But we've been told by everyone we've talked to that we'll be just fine as tourists, and will likely not even notice or see anything unusual. We're looking forward to visiting the ...
July 2, 9:24 AM -- Port of Heraklion, Crete
I made an executive decision last night after arriving back in my hotel room. The post office on Naxos is closed on weekends. Since I can't bring back any large items in my already-stuffed duffel bag, my only method of getting souvenirs to the States is to package them up and mail them from Naxos. For that I need the post office, and for that I need to be on Naxos on Friday (July 3). The only ferry to Naxos from Heraklion arrives at ...
... loved it. We stayed there for several hours, walking about and seeing the sights. There were lots of people lining up at the banks while we were there too. Queues of locals getting out cash from ATMs while the banks were closed. Lots of shops were asking for cash only purchases too. Not sure how this whole Greek/European Union thing is going to pan out, but I feel very sorry for the people who live here.
We left Chania in the ...
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 $45
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