Rethymno Mare Royal Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... the interesting parts and the stories. So it was nice to go there but not mind blowing. I think we're all a little jaded from the barrage of cultural sights we've experienced in the last week or so. Probably the best thing was hearing from Lena about day to day life on Crete. How married couples are given houses by their parents, what age they marry, pregnancy out of wedlock is a precious baby and many Cretian brides walk down the aisle in their white dress ...
... time walking around. I would have loved to have spent longer here as it looked a really interesting town but unfortunately time would not allow. We made it back to the boat just in time as we were the last lot back on board . Tonight was the last night movie we would be watching . As we had had such a long day David said he had selected a short movie for us. it was his silent movie Buster Keaton's The navigator. It tells the story of two people stranded on a cruise ship on their own ...
... This hotel is much larger and more typical to the U.S. than our previous hotels. We just dropped off our bags and went for another two hour drive to Lasithiti Plateau. Lasithiti Plateau is located inland and at a much higher elevation than Heraklion and is a series of twenty tiny villages. Some of the buildings in the villages still have no roofs from bombings in the World War Two invasion of Crete. The villages are known ...
... in Heraklion. The number of talking heads on TV screens I've seen has steadily increased during my time here (almost every TV is tuned into news stations). I guess things are escalating?
I wonder what Gabriela is doing right now.
July 2, 7:01 PM -- My room, Agia Anna, Naxos
I'm back in my room on Naxos safe and sound.
Santorini was ok. To be honest I was too drained to enjoy it fully. Maybe dramatic cliffs with whitewashed houses ...
... tour buses there by the time we arrive at 8.30am (another hot tip from those in the know). Still the crowds weren't too bad at all. We opted not to have a tour guide. There are explanatory signs are nearly every major brick or fresco, so its pretty easy to get around yourself and work out what you are looking at. Its an amazing place if you are a history buff. Lots of columns and arches and frescos, all very well preserved. It always blows my mind that ...