Princess Europa Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... are now half way through our extensive trip. Two hundred minutes on the ships satellite internet, even with using freebies whilst in port. Every enterprising cafe, restaurant and bar offers free wi-fi if they are near the cruise terminal. The crew do not get any deals on satellite connection time, so they head ashore at every opportunity to contact their families at home. Internet connection is very slow when so many people log on ...
... of the ship, a water taxi took us into town. Apparently there is "Paradise Beach", which we were planning on going to until we heard there's also a "Super Paradise Beach" in Mykonos. Obviously we had to go to the "super" one. We found a friend in town we had made on the ship the night before who was also searching for the beach. The three of us found a cab to take us there. It did not disappoint. It was everything you would expect a Greek Island beach to be, plus nudity ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...
... there was a mosquito biting him, so we lay there with the light on for a while to see if we can kill it. I see it fly out from the backs of our heads and then that was it, we couldn’t find it. So we turn the light off and rug up in our sheets so that it doesn’t bite us in our sleep. Not long after we turn it on again as I hear it buzzing around my ear and now I can’t sleep. We can’t find it again! What a sneaky sucker, so we turn off the light and hope for the best. ...
... or anything, but it was still really cool. My head starts niggling a little for some reason, maybe I’m not drinking enough water.. so I slam some water and aspirin just in case it’s a migraine and we keep kicking on. We last about an hour walking around before we realise there’s not much else to see so we head back to the bus to take us back into the main center of town.
The bus trip was a lot quicker on the way back into town this ...