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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 ...
... who had warships in the harbor and were bombing the island. Venizelos was the politician responsible for making Crete a part of Greece in 1913. There were beautiful views of the town from this hilltop. There is a small church there which was rebuilt with funds from Csar Nicholas the II.
We then went to the town center to the market which was opened ...
... 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.
... A tour group was
just leaving, so we soon starting our tasting beginning with three white wines,
followed by three red wines. All were impressive but we all specially liked the
dessert wine, made from the rounlis grape. The vineyard is run with minimal use of heavy ...
... was waiting at the town and we set off to cross Crete from south to north, which means going up and down and round and round, as it is across the grain of the country. Fortunately we had more or less got used to Cretan roads by this time. The worst part was driving back from Chania dropping off people on the way, in reverse order, and it was about 9 o’clock when we finally reached Kolimbari, very tired but very pleased to have achieved the walk and seen such a wonderful ...