Travel Blogs from Crete
... the Greek way is not easy. From my ideas about Greeks along with past experiences, I always envisioned Greeks as just another version of Ukrainians who like to eat lots of good food, drink, and who know how to throw a good party. It's not that I've discovered this isn't true but what is I've found is that they are unlike any culture I have ever interacted with. The people I've met in Greece have been as diverse as the land around them. Each region, at least for ...
It's not often, or wait probably never that I share thoughts from what I've written in my journal but this time I will, obviously adapted into a more generalized version but none the less here you are... Crete has been everything I've hopped for and wanted but in the the same moment nothing I expected. Trying to soak in every experience has been difficult when each route of exploration only ...
... society of Minions who dominated southern Europe 4000 years ago.
The site is dotted with frescoes and pillars painted in rich red and black as well as giant pots that have been carefully pieced back together. Some even taller and rounder than me! The Kings throne room has a replica throne and a wooden version alongside the marble benches the citizens sat on while waiting for an audience with the man himself. ...
... able to traverse through the narrow streets of the small mountain village, avoid the sheep, goats and other cars that utilize the same roads and not get too terribly lost:)
A contrast of old and new(er) worlds blends with a generous spirit and quiet reserve in Crete that made for an amazing time for the Meditteranean leg of our Europe adventure.
... and well executed museum. Luckily, most of the explanations were also in English.
Our final day was spent wandering in the city. We walked on the ancient city wall and then bought a natural sponge from a fisherman. He assured us we wouldn't find a better quality sponge from anyone else! It was extremely windy that day - the harbor was wild with waves crashing over the Venetian wall. We had dinner overlooking the harbor. A great end to a busy ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $258
Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $257
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Limin , 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
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $206
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $149
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $398
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
1 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
1A Malikouti Str. , 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 $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
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon