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This morning we set off for a little beach just outside Chania for a few hours of relaxation before a late lunch at Johnny's aunt's house. Lunch was in the village, and again under a beautiful canopy of grape vines that kept you very cool and comfortable. On the menu was an octopus casserole type dish with olives and a slight BBQ flavored sauce, some grilled octopus, ...
This morning started off with Manoli speeding us up the mountain around more switchbacks than I can count, even squealing tires around some. To summarize most of the day: about 13km (8 miles) downhill across uneven and rocky ground. About a third very steep coming down the mountain, about a third semi flat as we entered the gorge, and the last third pretty flat at the base of the gorge as ...
... western coast, with a mountain range running along the middle with most of the villages along the coastline. It's mainly limestone not volcanic, and the small shrubs/vegetation looks more like the leeward side of the island. I've been told there's more of a rainy season here rather than a true rainy side of the island. Elafonisi is a pink sand beach with crystal clear water and all sorts of shades of blue. But the water was FREEZING. We ...
... past some of the old Venetian fortifications dating back to the 1500's, and then around the harbor itself along the sea wall to the lighthouse. Most of the old city dates back to the Venetians which arrived several hundred years before that. All the streets are very narrow, winding alleys Lunch was in an old Venentian building that has been hollowed out with no roof so it feels inside but your really ...
... beaches today, a stony beach that was covered in pebbles and a nice sandy beach. I didn't like the stony beach that much because it was hard to walk across the beach without tripping over. the sandy beach was nicer than the stony beach. The beach was divided into two halves one side for nudist people and the other for non-nudist people. The water was crystal clear and felt good to swim ...
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