Hotel Pikilassos Sougia
Travel Blogs from Crete
... local scene for evening chatter and food. At any given moment there an orchestra of sounds. Not unpleasant but conversations. It's what Kamloops could be if we in-filled the downtown core instead carved up green space for housing. The harbour is fortified from centuries of war over real estate and religion. The thinking was that if you built walls difficult to penetrate and garrisons to protect them from danger, invaders would be deterred. Didn't work. ...
... fact, a 3-meter wingless chicken. By this point, I can't breath.
Next we go to a tavern set up as high in the foothills, as you can go. Through winding switch backs we head higher and higher as Pantelis tells us we have to go to the tavern to get the key for the church. And of course, we will have to have food. Kathy (I think is in need of a hearing test) thinks we are somehow getting food to bring to the church as some ...
... and delightful maze of alleys and side streets. The area is a mix of Byzantine, Greek, Venetian and Turkish architecture. Tomorrow is a sea day. So we are just going to be lazy. The only thing we have to do tomorrow is meet face to face with Israeli immigration officials. We have an appointment with them in the morning. Those officials came on board in Barcelona. The following day we will be in Israel. It will be Happy Hour ...
On Katherine's to do list from her 1976 trip to Europe after university was the hike down the Samaria Gorge. At 16 km, it is the longest gorge in Europe. It was a bridge too far then but not this time, 40 years later. This time we were staying in Hania which is the closest city to the Gorge. We booked a round trip bus from our hotel. Although the pickup time was earlier than a regular bus we were guaranteed ...
... when we could see it in colour. We spent several hours there lazing around on the sand and in the crystal clear warm water. We had lunch at Almyriki restaurant overlooking the bay at Stavros. We ended up back at Chrisostomos Restaurant again for a different but good dinner.
Day 4 was a combined site seeing, final stroll through Chania and a drive back to Heraklion. We visited the Archaeological Museum which is quite small but well ...
Other places to stay in Crete
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\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
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
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\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
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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 $150
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
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