Travel Blogs from Crete
... we had too bend double yo get into them. They were very similar to the burial cave that we have visited in both Greece and Turkey, with tombs cut into the rock. Some had large arches carved into the walls with shelves below them, and some had niches where votive would have been placed. As we climbed along the narrow ledges between the caves the ceilings became higher, some of the interiors had 70's ...
... deep gorges, by the middle of the afternoon we turned off the main road and dropped down the side if a gorge, at one point it was so tight you could have touched both sides, however you would have got wet feet in the river. It's amazing how the roads are cut into the hillsides. Passing through a very narrow road in a village the overhanging balconies had their height painted on them, luckily the lowest was 3.5 metres.
At the coast we found a place to park at a small harbour in ...
... clouds on the mountains and on the way back to camp the sun disappeared, however it didn't rain. The whole of Crete seems to be picking olives at the moment, as we have been driving around we have noticed groups of migrant workers standing in strategic places in villages, outside the church seems to be a favourite. They must hang about waiting to get hired. Every so often there are ...
... out it's horns got entangled in the wire. Les quickly set it free and we continued downwards. Zakros gorge is slap known as gorge if the dead, as there are a lot if caves that have in historic times used as burial tombs. The valley bottom was full of shrubs and boulders with a path snaking through them, if course it stopped at the river, which again we couldn't cross. The shrubs are mostly wild herbs, thyme and sage, ...
... if the cove there us a house tucked back from the sea. We parked in front of the small lake where we could hear a loud animal sound, it sounded like a very loud cricket, after some research we decided that it was a Cretan marsh toad. We walked went for a walk through the olive groves, for an hour or so. When we got back we could hear several of the toads all making a loud noise, it sounded as if they were competing with each other. We thought they would keep us awake all ...
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