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Travel Blogs from Crete
... disappointed if there was nothing to see!!! Heraklion is good fun for a day but I wouldn't spend more than a day. You can cover most of it by walking around it. If the museum was open I guess you could spend all day in there! My mum would have definitely done ...
Today we spent the morning in Rethymnon, a lovely town about 60km East of Heraklion. We like Rethymnon way more than Heraklion. There is a lovely market in the old town and a beautiful little harbour area whit loads of restaurants by the water. Highly recommended!!! After spending a few hours in town we head for lunch in a little village by the sea, called Ayia Gallini. Food is nice and prices are good too. A nice place to stop for a bite. Next step, ...
... to the airport. Needless to say the trip back with Chris and Daniela is much more successful and we find the hotel first time, and arrive back just in time for a couple of aperitifs and dinner in the main restaurant, which is a buffet style affair, as the only other restaurant open tonight was the Italian :-) Off to bed early as looking forward to some more open top driving across the island to the quieter south ...
... feels like a small town, with a few cafe' and bars along the "high street" which leads you to the harbour where a pretty Venetian fortress stands tall and strong. We take a gentle stroll and a few pictures of the scenery before we sit down for an aperitif (non-alcoholic for me, boooo) and a lovely lunch underneath a tree, right in the middle of a small square just off the high street. Food is ...
... and plazas and walking along the pier. I just found out that there's an El Greco Museum there. Now that, I would have liked to see. I didn't realize that he was born in Crete.
But the crown jewel of the 2-day visit was the several hours we wasted waiting for the hop on/hop off City Tour Bus. We had timed it so that we could finish the 2-hour circuit in time to catch our plane to Istanbul, but it was late and once we boarded, ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $188
Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $212
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $141
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $88
Limin , Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $72
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $231
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $105
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $100
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $373
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
1 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $60
1A Malikouti Str. , Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $155
Mononaftis Area, Agia Pelagia | 4 star hotelfrom $101
52 S. Venizelou Ave., Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $117
- Not quite perfect
- Friendly staff
Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $127
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $102
Gouves | Hotelfrom $31
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $57
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $146
Rethymnon, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $128
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $77
2 Igias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $110
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $90
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon