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Travel Blogs from Crete
... were now sat on the beach, the oldest was around 40, maybe the offspring of one of the original group, all the others were younger, once a year a hippy festival is held here.
After dragging ourselves away we drove back to Heraklion, we plan to visit the Minoan Palace at Knossos tomorrow and want to be there early, we hoped there would be a car park at the site where we could stay, sure enough there ...
... Vulture centre, to the plateau. It was just as the guide book said only the great expanse is covered in two feet of snow, in places there are drifts that are four feet deep. As we drove around the 20 villages on the plateau the villagers were digging out vehicles that were completely submerged in the snow, the only way you could tell that they were there was by the strange dome shape the snow had made on them ...
... and the tall arched buildings where the sailing ships were built. This port was a very busy trading area in the Venetian times. The yellow arrows led us to 25th Avenue, the Main Street through the city centre with a few grand buildings remaining. We had a quick look inside an old church were the first Bishop of Crete was ordained. Then passed through Lion Square so called after the Morosini Fountain. Nearly all the ...
... then returned to the campsite. We seem to gave developed a fault with the hob today and it won't fire up, Les will look at it later. We cannot believe how cold the wind is and get out some winter clothes to put on. We hung the washing out using extra pegs and hoped it would dry in between the less frequent hail storms Next a brisk walk to warm us up. We walked into the local resort dodging the waves as they crashed against the rocks ...
... known us a while will know about our trip to Lauterbrunen in Switzerland in the summer of 2005. http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/floods-and- landslides-cut-off-alpine-villages/4686 902. It isn't as bad as Switzerland but we will stay here until it's passed, we don't want any landslides hitting us! We read our books most of the afternoon as the electricity came on and went off again several times. At tea time catering made some flapjack, comfort food! Whilst we continue to sit the storm ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Port of Hersonissos, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $258
\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
El. Venizelou 193, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, 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
\N, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
Shimoda Onsen, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
PO BOX 2007, N.Stadion, 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
- Friendly staff
Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $113
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $106
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
\N, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $118
2 Ygias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $128
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $122
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $119
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon