Travel Blogs from Crete
It was a quiet night on the harbour. After breakfast we walked on the beach with Logan, he was very wound up by all the local cats, sometimes he's like a dog possessed!
Before setting out for the day, we enjoyed coffee sat out on a bench on the harbour side.
The drive to Matala- In mythology this is where Zeus swam ashore with Europa on his back, in more recent times Matala earned legacy ...
... just a little at the side of the road, as we climbed it steadily became deeper until it was about 2 feet deep, the road was clear of snow, but narrow in places. We stopped at the top of the hill to take a photo of the remains if a row of windmills built along the ridge. The wind was strong and bitterly cold as we trampled in the snow to get a good shot. We drove down a short way and then climbed again passing ...
... and the tall arched buildings where the sailing ships were built. This port was a very busy trading area in the Venetian times. The yellow arrows led us to 25th Avenue, the Main Street through the city centre with a few grand buildings remaining. We had a quick look inside an old church were the first Bishop of Crete was ordained. Then passed through Lion Square so called after the Morosini Fountain. Nearly all the ...
... then returned to the campsite. We seem to gave developed a fault with the hob today and it won't fire up, Les will look at it later. We cannot believe how cold the wind is and get out some winter clothes to put on. We hung the washing out using extra pegs and hoped it would dry in between the less frequent hail storms Next a brisk walk to warm us up. We walked into the local resort dodging the waves as they crashed against the rocks ...
... military base. One of these buildings has been converted into a large aquarium attraction. The write up says that it's excellent. A stray dog decided to follow us and it took us ages to persuade him to go away. Back at dream catcher we did some blogging as the weather deteriorated into snow and hail storms. The lady on the office here told us in her 45 years living here she had never seen snow at sea level. It made us wonder if it's us that attracts bad weather, those of you ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $100
\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
El. Venizelou 193, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, 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
\N, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
Shimoda Onsen, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
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
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $106
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
\N, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $118
2 Ygias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $128
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