Matala Valley Village Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... 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 ...
... they looked like rows of Tibetan stupas in lines at the side of the roads, at one place we waited whilst a tractor pulled a pickup out. Some villages had a variety of snow ploughs, diggers and tracked vehicles clearing smaller roads. Several times we had to wait several minutes until they had finished, at another spot a couple of farmers were squashing sheep into their pickups keeping them inside the back with ...
... We then had lunch in the shop's car park before setting off again. We parked in the Marina and followed the yellow arrows into the city. We walked out along the Venetian harbour to the fortress built at the end of it, we couldn't walk around it as the waves were crashing onto the roadway, the harbour and fortress were used recently in the making of the film 'El Greko'. From the fortress you can see the old ...
... 7 O'clock, we hung the nearly dry washing around where we could inside and decided a quick standby tea was in order, we keep a jar if pasta sauce for just these occasions, unfortunately I knocked it off the worktop and it smashed onto the floor splattering everywhere with tomato sauce, our 'last resort' tea was put into operation, soup and sandwich. We hope the weather will be better tomorrow so we can go into Heraklion for some ...