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... eat) around the whole island. Heading further East, we stopped in a tiny little fishing village called Mochlos. There was a restaurant in the booklet here that described the village as relatively unspoiled, and "immune to the vagaries of fashion, so you won’t find any pretentious swank here". We liked the sound of that! A stop for espresso sitting at the edge of the sea with an island housing another archaeological site across from us confirmed our decision that this would be a ...
... on Crete making it one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world. It is a fertile island and can sustain most crops.
We went first to Akrotiri to the tomb of Crete's national hero Eleftherios Venizelos. This site was where the Cretan rebels raise the Greek flag in 1897 in defiance of the Great Powers (England, France, Germany & ...
... is no longer
operational but the exterior is in excellent condition, and you can look across
to the historical buildings on the other side of the waterfront. We spent the
morning rambling about the old town, enjoyed a leisurely lunch and then a
coffee in an upstairs coffee bar, overlooking the main ...
We got up at 4:30 to catch the bus from the nearby village of Kolimbari at 5:15. We had prepared a packed lunch the night before, so we had a quick breakfast and arrived at the bus stop in good time. While we were waiting we met a German couple from Hamburg who were also doing the walk and exchanged pleasantries in German (except Dave). The bus went along the old coast road, picking up people along the way, then more people from little side streets of Chania, so by the time ...
Eat - going in, I decided I was going to eat Greek food in Greece, Spanish food in Spain and Italian food in Italy. Last night, I sat at in a highly rated restaurant Tamam, and turned to the server and asked, what do you recommend? He said his favorite...the rabbit. My response, "what is your second favorite?" He replied, "the baby goat." Immediately, I said I will take the rabbit! So dinner last night was rabbit. It took some serious ...