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Travel Blogs from Plakias
... a little cooler this morning. A lovely path along the cliffs next to a very blue sea! We swim at Sweet Water Beach - very welcome - then up and along a really lovely cliff path. We arrive and find our luggage has been delivered to the Samaria Taverna. Lunch and then it will be back to Chania by taxi. We fly home tomorrow - a very good ...
... spectacular. We make it down and have a well deserved drink at the Taverna literally 'hanging' over the Gorge. We then have the walk back along the road to the hotel. The hotel is simple, but clean and everybody very friendly. We get typical mountain 'fare' for supper - soup and a hearty stew. Tomorrow we have to be up really early as our bags have to leave by car and by boat to get to the next hotel while ...
... paced hikers seemed endless. "Speedy Gonzalez" mumbled one German as we marched on past his family. We stuck to a comfortable but careful pace, being sure not to lose our footing. That said, there were moments where you would lose contact with the ground due to a polished rock, dust, or gravel. Those instances were followed by visuals of a broken ankle and a visit to a hospital. Soon the mind wanders further and imagines falling and taking a blow to head on ...
... and this has proven worthwhile in our travels so far.
Arriving in Chania for dinner roughly an hour later, the hotel manager gave us some food recommendations for the evening. We headed towards the harbor at sunset visiting many shops along the way. The harbor was extremely beautiful and hopping with nightlife. The picturesque lighthouse on the horizon was a great scene at dinner time before our long hike tomorrow of the Samaria ...
... situated up in the mountains. It was super uncomfortable, very hot and full of mosquitos but FREE!
Day 4: September 18, 2013
Agios Pavlos -> Phaistos -> Matala -> Asimi -> Pirgos -> Ano Viannos -> Mirtos
We woke up at 8.30, got our things ready and decided to leave our provisional parking spot as soon as possible since somebody could notice we had been there for quite a long time.
Once we passed through Melambes ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking