Travel Blogs from Crete
When we woke up this morning, neither of us could move without complaint. Calves, knees, thighs, and even abs had taken a toll from the day before. Yowza! Man, are we out of shape. I wonder how some of those other people faired??
We started off the morning by stumbling down to the port for a tour through the Maritime Museum. As we were coming down the stairs, holding onto the railing for dear life, an older couple started coming up ...
... the shop, the divemasters had asked us to tell them when we got down to 120 bars. Brad quickly got there, but another guy was down to 100 and hadn’t checked. Oh boy.
They split the group in 2 at that point – people with 120 and less went back and greater than 120 kept going. Since I was at 140, they paired me with someone else. Big mistake! Never leave your buddy. Never. Within seconds my buddy disappeared, never to be seen again until ...
Tried the Raki...came short of splurting it out! You know the feeling...reading later 80%!!! Made from grape skin & twigs left over from stomping...new meaning of Dregs!
PS now about the Museum: With the help o their large storage urns, began the Trade routes thus standardising weights & measures. With their creative attributes they developed stamps which could be found imprinted on the handles. Most of the exhibits in the ...
... was realizing at the site that Jen's memory card was still in the computer - thank god we have two cameras on this trip!
Returning to the hotel, we learned Athens had a 5.0 Earthquake that afternoon at 3pm. We had already arrived in Crete at that time, though Jen had told me earlier that she dreamt during our last night in Athens we were in an earthquake. Very curious indeed! Time to get some much needed sleep before diving ...
Antonia kindly took us to the local markets this morning. The vegetables are superb.. I know our vision is slightly clouded by excitement.. but they definitely are very good quality as we get to taste now & then. You are so right Manuela...self catering is going to be a struggle to slip back into! There are 2 microclimates here for growing fresh produce.. the plateau in the mountains & the low areas near the coastline....all year ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $205
Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $193
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $68
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Limin , Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $114
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $269
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $126
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $91
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $353
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $81
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
1 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $50
1A Malikouti Str. , Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $153
Mononaftis Area, Agia Pelagia | 4 star hotelfrom $116
52 S. Venizelou Ave., Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $99
- Not quite perfect
- Friendly staff
Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $104
Gouves | Hotelfrom $45
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $67
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $136
Rethymnon, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $77
2 Igias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $132
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $96
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon