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... ask a few questions but her English vocabulary is non existent. She desperately wants to help us but we are unable to communicate. Regardless we buy vegetables and fruit and eventually we say at least goodbye. We know two people in Heraklion. Our landlord and Sandy. We rent a car clear across the city at the passenger point of a fairly busy port and who does Lisa run into. Sandy. It's a small world. Time to tour a winery. Then off to Chania or ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... 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 ...
... the water was calm, crystal clear, and shiny blue. The sand and sun were hot and we soaked up as much as we could before catching the shuttle back into town to get back on the boat.
Our next island of paradise was one we were all very much looking forward to: Santorini. Have you seen that postcard photo of pristine white buildings with blue painted domes high on the hills over looking the sea? Yes, that's where we were. Santorini is a special place because it is a ...
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
Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $97
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
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 | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $206
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Lasithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $149
Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $398
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Shimoda Onsen, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
76 Andrea Papandreou Street, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $189
Mononaftis Area, Agia Pelagia | 4 star hotelfrom $142
Venizelou 52A, 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
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
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