Hersonissos Maris Hotel and Suites
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... of thousands of years old coins. Investment banker is my guess. Iraklion is a dirty busy little port city. But don't let her looks fool you. There's lots to do, see and appreciate. It's been around since the Neolithic age, some 10,000 years. A layer cake of time and surprise. We enjoy a stone-oven baked pizza watching the traffic and people. Motor bikes blur by, seldom a helmet but often a passenger on board. Buses jammed with people. Lives ...
... A has a bruised bum due to the turbulent ride, but at least we had a rain jacket to keep her partially dry from the incessant sea spray. Once we turned the boat in, the kind proprietor drove us all the way back to our hotel. He spends April to November renting out five boats and the rest of the year he lives in Romania, skis in Austria, and otherwise recuperates from 8 months of working 7 days a week sometimes until midnight. Our next driver was a few minutes ...
... supply of whites, we picked up a couple of good Pino Grigio, a Cote de Rhone red and a good french white. €30. Yes, this is Turkey but it is so obvious now that there are two Turkey's - liberal and open minded with just the odd headscarf; then the buttoned up tight Turkey, still wearing the Burka. The two seem to be heading for a continuation of the sectarian national upheaval that they recently experienced. Heraklion is ...
... of Santorini is the newly forming volcano, a separate island, which has erupted twice (minor eruptions) in the last 50 years.
There isn't a place for big cruise ships to port directly on the island, so instead they do a tender, where small boats drive groups of tourists from the ship to the island. Blake, Rob, and I heard from some friends on the boat that there is a famous hike on the island from the town of Fira to Oia. Having no internet to do any major research of ...
... but to visit town and see what we may.
Off the ship, we walk – the city, Aghios Nikolaos, Greece (St. Nicholas), is clearly a tourist destination from all over Europe and the rest of the world. Quaint with strikingly blue water. Looking into the water can be a mesmerizing experience – the fish, the sea bottom, the clear blue waters are calling me…but alas….not possible to swim here ...