Hotel Knossos Souda
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... They've done an amazing job building a woman's shelter in India all with local materials and knowledge in the little Himalayan foothills. Back to Hania. It's fun driving in an ancient city. Alleys are narrow, cobblestone is slippery and drivers are, like everywhere, impatient and often idiotic. If you use a signal it's a sign you're from out of town. Headlights on the highway, foolishness. Double solid indicates someone will be passing in your ...
... the beverages… First was Tsikoudia- a Greek equivalent to aquavit, grappa, pick your poison. His first glass he poured and then threw it over the balcony. We weren’t sure if this was a tradition. Turns out he didn’t like the looks of the first one. Now we have to sip this???? Holy Schniza! This stuff is brutal. He then serves us the family’s homemade wine, Romeiko, equally as powerful. Both could be used a jet ...
This morning we woke up in Chania, Crete. We had been to Crete some years ago but were on the other side of the island. It was OK then but it was nothing to rave about. Today's experience was completely different. I doubt there is a more charming and beautiful place on earth. Chania overlooks the Aegean Sea against a stunning mountain backdrop. We had no tour planned for the day. So we just walked around and got lost in the ...
... to work for our views. The paths were challenging with lots of stairs and large rough rocks. We were glad that we rented walking sticks from our guide. It was great to have them and not have to carry them on our entire trip. They certainly helped with my balance on the boulders and across the rocks in the river. We certainly needed to concentrate nowhere we were walking especially as we crossed the river ...
... after they restored it between 1830 and 1840 but this version of it was built by the Venetians. Dinner was close by at Chrisostomos which specializes in baked meat. The place was packed and we were glad we had the hotel make a reservation for us.
There is a good days worth of walking around the old town which we did taking in the castle, the waterfront, the Mycenaean archeological dig and just absorbing the Greek feel of the town ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Port of Hersonissos, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $100
\N, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $97
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
\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
Eleftheriou Venizelou, Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $45
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
\N, 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