Solimar Aquamarine Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... don’t think I took the last couple of km in much.
I got to Elafonisi about 4 so only had an hour to enjoy the beach there (stunning) before a bus back to Chania at 5. I thought about staying the night but because of my ankle decided against it. I wanted a bed and ice. Beautiful bus ride back. Next time though will hire a car, go straight to Elafonisi and spend the day enjoying it, and stop in the small mountain ...
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 ...
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 ...
... before getting to the final section of the gorge. The last 5km wove back and forth across the mostly dry river bed as the gorge narrowed. The steep walls were amazing and we could see why most of the injuries on the trail comes from people not watching where they were walking and tripping along the way. Except for 2-3km the trail was well worn rocks that were eagerly hoping to twist an ankle or a knee. At 4:45 we arrived at the end of the hike that was officially in ...