Villa Arhanes Traditional Cretan House
- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
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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 ...
... windmills that pull water from the ground used in old times for irrigation, now mostly for tourism. We went to a small village life center with animals and examples of traditional crafts. For dinner we went to Maria's tavern, Blair quickly made friends with Maria, which was easy to do being the only people in the tavern for the entirety of our stay (two hours on a Saturday night). Then menu had two options written in size 36 ...
... with beer. So since last night was our last night here, we decided to order the croquettes. They were very interesting! They're shaped like logs about the size of an egg roll and they're essentially deep fried gravy. Not the healthiest food, but they were delicious. And we all thought it was hilarious to be eating Dutch food in Greece. Today we're headed to the ruins of Knossos, which was an ancient Minoan settlement and is also where ...
... waters have lost their magic.
Took a taxi from the port to Thira, the nearest big city. Walked around, got a (overpriced) latte in a cafe on the cliff. Went to the Catholic church and Dominican monastery. Ho hum.
Waiting for the bus back to the port I made friends with a couple of Californians, a guy and a girl. They were headed to Naxos too. The guy was nice (a software engineering hobbyist) but the girl seemed a bit aloof and gave the impression I was an imposition ...
... places to eat. Lots of flat, easy walking areas nearby too. Streets are a little narrow, but that's ok if you make sure to listen out for cars! Pedestrian crossings are also very interesting in these Greek islands. Seems like there is no fixed rule for vehicles to stop at the crossing, not even if there are people waiting to cross. The trick is to have the guts to walk out into traffic... and then the cars stop. Otherwise you would seriously be waiting ...