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... relatively new archeological dig on the side of the road. It's amazing. Everywhere you turn there's another piece of history unfolding. We decide to attend the museum of archeology. . It's rumoured to have some of the best preserved Minoan artifacts. They got more than enough. Gold jewelry, tools, lamps, toys, figurines - and clay pots big enough to bury everything And apparently you CAN "take it with you". Some guy's sarcophagus contained two ...
While enjoying breakfast on our deck, lounging in the hot tub as we soaked in the views of the caldera, and making final plans for Paris, oh and planning our retirement home (YES! so ready to spend the rest of our lives on the water and blow off this thing they call work!), we finally made up our minds to spend our last hours in heaven on a boat. At 12:15 our cab arrived and whisked us off to the back side of the island where we rented a 4m 30hp boat and headed off ...
... city, with a long city history going back to the 350 years under Venetian rule. Lots of ruins from Venetian times, Roman times, the Byzantine era. Not your typical blue and white city. The whole city is flat roofed, max 3 or 4 stories, mediterranean style in cream stucco. Attractive, rambling along the foothills of the mountains of Crete.We decided to take the circular tour in the double-decker. Really the best way to tour the ...
... and some of the Roman Forum. We were exhausted by the time we got back to the hotel, but it was nice to see Rome without all of the lines.
Breakfast was provided by the Marriott on the rooftop, which had an incredible view. We sipped mimosas, toasting the beginning of our time together, and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast. A driver picked us up and drove us 1.5 hours away to the cruise port. Seeing the enormity of the cruise ships as you walk up takes your breath away. ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...
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 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
\N, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
\N, 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
- Nice stay at a beautiful H…
Venizelou Eleftheriou, Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $45
\N, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
\N, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
- El Greco
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
- Cool pool and great breakf…
- Great restaurant - the res…
26 Portaliou Emmanouil, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $119
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon