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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 ...
Today we spent the morning in Rethymnon, a lovely town about 60km East of Heraklion. We like Rethymnon way more than Heraklion. There is a lovely market in the old town and a beautiful little harbour area whit loads of restaurants by the water. Highly recommended!!! After spending a few hours in town we head for lunch in a little village by the sea, called Ayia Gallini. Food is nice and prices are good too. A nice place to stop for a bite. Next step, ...
... of Crete. Now you never know what you are going to get when you book a car online, but I was more than happy when the Avis rep confirmed that we had a Audi A4 cabriolet for the next 3 days :-) We pick up the car from the airport and immediately drop the roof to soak up the sun as we head along the coast road to find the hotel before Daniela and Chris arrive later in the afternoon. On the way we stop off in ...
... other (they're only having a conversation really!) and all sorts of airport staff sat in a long line wearing sun glasses and smoking cigarettes. We jump in a taxi straight away and for 12 euros we reach our Hotel. The city is only 4 kilometres west of the airport and it only takes 10 minutes to get there. Quite an entertaining short drive though...as while the car was making a persistent beep beep ...
... ship’s movement. That must be why I get so sick, but I couldn't stop. Alan, who served on a submarine for years, tried to demonstrate proper ship posture, but I couldn't do it.
Breakfast; however, was amazing; eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, fruit, all varieties of jams and Cretian thyme honey and cheeses with rusk (a hard, dark bread), all kinds of cakes and pastries, semolina halvah, rice pudding, sage tea, yum, yum, yum!
We invested ...
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