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... I only have 45 euros on me. I asked if that would be okay, he agrees, we shake hands, onward and upward.
First full day in Crete, what should I do? BEACH .. obviously. I wake up around 7:30, wipe the sleep from my eyes, and notice a light coming through the crack of the door - sunshine !! (when I arrived last night it was very cloudy, sprinkles of rain). I open the door like cinderella opening window shutters ... only to find - clouds. Ah well, it’s ...
... I hadn't planned to go ashore as I had visited before but I could certainly understand the disappointment of those who didn't get a chance.
I ate on deck 9 at the back of the boat and then headed off to peace and a good book - thank goodness for my Kindle. It is very rough and hard to walk along the hallways but cosy in my little cabin number 6018 - perhaps I should have tidied it before taking a photo though!
... the other Protopalatial palaces around Crete at 1700 BC, probably by a large earthquake or foreign invaders. It was immediately rebuilt to an even more elaborate complex and until its abandonment was damaged several times during earthquakes, invasions, and in 1450 BC by the colossal volcanic eruption of Thera, and the invasion of Mycenaeans who used it as their capital as they ruled the island of Crete until 1375 BC." (Wikipedia)
... lose their hearts in San Francisco, and some lose their asses in Vegas, but I lost my hat in Santorini!!
Our hotel in Oia, Atlantida Villas, also located on the rim and overlooking the caldera, was just beautiful. The scenery was beyond what I expected. I also read that the last eruption on Santorini was in 1950 so hopefully 3 days wouldn't change anything!!
After getting settled into our rooms, ...
... decided to take this time to rest with my first baklava - oh yeah!!!
From there we meandered through the streets and shops and slowly made our way back to our hotel to collapse for a few hours. Did I mention it was freaking hot!!!
Our evening meal was on our hotel's rooftop in the Herb Garden. The harbor was lit up with lights and a small fountain. Heraklion can't be called a pretty city but in the ...