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... with the beach in the distance below. It was all closed up, but the door was unlocked, so we peered in to find the most amazing Byzantine frescoes on the walls. The drive got crazier and scarier, but the scenery more and more spectacular as we made our way through the white mountains to laid back Sougia, where we had a late lunch looking out to the pebble beach and the sea.
Rather than taking what would have been the easier inland road back north, we had the time, so ...
... by Venizelos. It was very interesting. All sorts of Cretan products on display.
We then walked to the Church of the Virgin Mary. This is the main church of Chania. It is quite small in side but very pretty. After our visit to the church, Dennis and I walked back to the ship. We have walked at least 2 miles every day and sometimes as many as four.
... worried about
the time as the plane left an hour late, but as the connection from Athens to Istanbul
was also late, this did not matter. We did not have any dramas at Athens this time. We were
sorry to leave Crete, but we were also looking
forward to the last stages of our journey and to being back home.
... able to traverse through the narrow streets of the small mountain village, avoid the sheep, goats and other cars that utilize the same roads and not get too terribly lost:)
A contrast of old and new(er) worlds blends with a generous spirit and quiet reserve in Crete that made for an amazing time for the Meditteranean leg of our Europe adventure.
... matter, especially since I pictured my childhood pet Patches, but I dove into the leg anyways. What I will say is the sweet white wine and rosemary sauce was amazing. The rabbit was tasty also - not gamey at all. At dinner I met a couple from Switzerland and we chatted a bit. The gave me great feedback on my itinerary. Turns out he does HR in Switzerland. It was fun to connect. Cretans do dessert right! With each dinner I have had, I have ...