Travel Blogs from Crete
... to scores of hippies flocking here in the late 60's to take up rent free residence in the caves used for burials in Roman times.
We parked at the beach, there were a couple of other tourist cars parked, but no sign of the hippies, we were expecting groups of wrinkled faces with grey ponytails to be here!
The entry fee of 2 € paid we started to explore, the first caves were not very ...
... she could come and check us out. The food was delicious. Once we had payed and discussed what good year it is for olive oil, we drove into Ieropetra, the economic centre of the green house industry. We shopped and then looked for a top up shop, by the time we got to it it had closed for the afternoon, it amazes us that businesses make any money here, they always seem to be closed!
We drove along the coast occasionally, the road climbed over rocky outcrops and wound it's ...
We left our safe haven to drive to the Lasitsi Plateau at 900 metres high our guide book said, it's a vast expanse of green fields inter dispersed with almond trees and orchards. We stopped by the beach to walk Logan and drove through a couple of towns looking for somewhere to get some documents printed off, we couldn't find anywhere so started the climb up to the plateau. It wasn't long before we hit the snow line, ...
... 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 ...
... the road. We were out about an hour other than a couple of cars we didn't see a soul, this could be because of the thick fog of dried sea spray covering our glasses!! When we got back Les took the hob apart, he couldn't find anything wrong with it other than the control board was full of dust, he gave it a good clean and reassembled it, it started first time, it's fascinating how much dust and grit we get in side Dream Catcher. It was ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, 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
1 Dedaloustreet, 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 $45
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