Santa Marina Beach Hotel
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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 ...
From Chania I caught yet another bus to the south coast. This time to Paleohora. About 55km but still took 1.5 hours as the road goes over the mountain range and is relatively windy. Nice scenic road and some great vistas.
Paleohora a small resort town with many ex pats (British, German, Swedish) people living there either full time or for the 8 months of summer. Pretty busy with the summer influx of tourists. I think people like ...
... two restaurants gave us raki that could have been confused for vodka, this time the raki was smooth and almond flavored, perfect for sipping as we gazed out over the harbor hustle and bustle. After dinner we wandered through the streets and alleys within the old city wall. It is a great place to people watch and e architecture is beautiful. A note about restaurants. I realize that I may later want the names of restaurants we have enjoyed to recommend to others so ...
We awoke late this morning still a little tired after our late arrival last night. I was just able to sync yesterday's post. Our hotel is an old Venetian building that has been beautifully renovated. We had the best yogurt I've ever had along with a huge variety of other items for breakfast in the charming courtyard. After breakfast we walked along the waterfront of the old Venetian harbor out to the light house to admire the ...
... 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 ...