Travel Blogs from Rethymnon
Paul did get to the Fort and has the photos to prove it. Saturday - the long walk to Loutro. I was suffering with the heat so caught the Ferry and left Paul to 'tramp'. It was a long hot walk along some very narrow ledges but he made it and then we hit the beach! The blue blue water is lovely. ThenTaverna we are staying in is ok - nice ...
... and no HIGH HEELS! Too funny. Despite not seeing any high heels on the trail, there were varying degrees of footwear. Casual flat-footed walking shoes, ballet flats, mid-calf hiking boots, and so on. Seeing this variety in shoes at the bus station prior to boarding was re-assuring knowing that some people would consider doing this hike with regular shoes.
Only being 5 minutes into the hike, I’m glad we brought our trail shoes as the ...
... 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 ...
... century BC! The potteries are for you Mum..they used some sort of wheel to turn their clay. The large urn is the same height as Brian it was turned in three to four pieces.....someone must have been the turner & someone else the potter surely? Must have been a combination of coils & turning. Later potteries were seen to be painted then the dark paint was etched. You may make out the little blue pottery....time after trade with exports & imports.
Antonia kindly took us to the local markets this morning. The vegetables are superb.. I know our vision is slightly clouded by excitement.. but they definitely are very good quality as we get to taste now & then. You are so right Manuela...self catering is going to be a struggle to slip back into! There are 2 microclimates here for growing fresh produce.. the plateau in the mountains & the low areas near the coastline....all year ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking