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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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Today we had an early start . We docked at Chania and very quickly boarded our bus to The Palace of Knossos, the home of the legendary Minotaur. Crete is 300 km wide (East to West ) at the widest part and north to South 33km with it narrows section being 12 kilometres. It has a population of 756,000 and tourism makes up 50 % of the islands economy . Chania is were Zorba The Greek (last nights film was shoot) Crete has one big valley in the centre with lots of mountains (the ...
Kyle's 30th birthday turned out to be an incredible day. We started off with the hotel bringing him a cake and singing to him during breakfast. Then we decided to take an adventure to the island's most famous beach. We drove for an hour and a half south through the mountains, much of it on the edge of a huge gorge. The views were incredible and there were several quaint villages cascading down the slopes. We spotted several picturesque churches and an abundance of ...
... Our hotel is inside the old Venetian city walls, which are filled with cozy alleys and picturesque courtyards. Later we walked over to the town beach for a swim. On our way we ran into the daily market that put most of our California farmers markets to shame. The fish, cheese, produce, and honey all looked delicious. After a while on the beach, we found a good waterfront restaurant and were shocked by how low the prices were ...
... lost. It is kept really well.
Chania was the setting off point for me to hike the Samaria gorge. An early morning bus (6am) to the top of the gorge (Omalos) (about 1 hour) and then a long walk downhill through the gorge. The first part was a long zig zag down to the base of the gorge ( from about 1300 meters). Then it was a 15km through the gorge going slightly down hill all the way (the way ...
... down. I came across a large pile of rocks (the orderly kind marking a path--the whole mountain is a pile of rocks). Promising. Still descending. Another pile. This one was on the precipice of a steep cliff that didn't look anything like a hiking trail.
I spent about an hour dithering, back to the column, back to the drop off, trying to make out the terrain, trying to look for a path, or some indication of one. No dice. Eventually I got ...