Hotel Olga Pyrgos Psilonerou
Travel Blogs from Crete
... got us to the ferry at Hora Sfakion on Crete's south coast. We also got a quick taste of the Venetian old town in Chania and are excited about getting there tomorrow. The ferry ride to Loutro and Agia Roumeli was just about perfect with soft breezes off the Libyan Sea and an unusually bright full moon rising off the stern. After checking in at Artemis Studios, we strolled around Roumeli and had another ...
... Greek salad, potatoes, and skordalia [skor-da-YA] (the garlicky spread/dip I had the other day that I couldn't think of the name - made with bread or potatoes as its base, potatoes in this case). All delicious again. We finished just in time for me to for me to get my things together, and Johnny and Nick dropped me off at the airport for my evening flight to ...
... drastically. It took us about 6 hours which seemed like an eternity. If I don't see another rock to step over anytime soon I'll be happy. At the end of the trail as we exited the national park there was a shop selling water and freshly squeezed orange juice. They could've charged 20€ and we would've happily paid it. There was also a bus that took you last 2km to the ...
... 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 ...
... of two remaining minarets in Chania. They date back to when the Ottomon Empire took control from the Venetians in the 1600's. The Turks used the for a place to call Muslims to pray. This one is the Minaret of Achmet Aga. I finished the afternoon by climbing to the top of the Siavo Bastion where you could almost get a full 360 degree view of the city. And then it was back to the hotel for nap in air ...
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Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $257
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Limin , Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $156
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Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
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Ag. Ioannis Street, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $206
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Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $149
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $398
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Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
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52 S. Venizelou Ave., Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $178
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Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $113
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $45
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
Rethymnon, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $118
2 Igias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $128
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $122
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $119
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