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  • Day6

    Agios Nikolaos

    October 25, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Heute früh ging es durch das Ida Gebirge Richtung Agios Nikolaos. Was soviel heißt wie Heiliger Nikolaus. Bekannt durch das Voulismeni Meer das mitten in der Stadt liegt und auch bodenloser see genannt wird weil dieser 64 m tief ist. Es waren nochmal 25 grad und herrliche ☀️ Haben auch einen schönen Hafen dort👍Read more

  • Day4

    Eindrücke Kreta

    October 23, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Heute am Strand Steine gesammelt und zufällig an einem Museum vorbei gekommen. Jetzt lässt die Sonne langsam nach und es wird kälter. Wir haben uns heute alle drei mal eine Massage gegönnt...😀🙏
    Letzte Nacht angestoßen auf karens geburtstag🍻
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  • Day40

    Crete Greece

    June 24, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Arriving by boat into Heraklion Crete and then driving by night to Rethymno was memorable mostly because of it's danger with unmarked roads, no lighting and a black night, add to this Greek drivers who have little concern for speed or road law. But we arrived safely. Today we went to Melame which is a major site for the battle for Crete in WW2. My uncle served here with the medical corps and was among those who were safely evacuated after climbing over the mountains to escape the Germans paratroopers. Many thousands of troops were saved by the navy who came ashore and took soldiers off the beach. But many others missed the evacuation and lived in caves protected by Greek citizens who put their lives in great danger by doing so. It was moving to visit both the allied cemetery and also the German cemetery as well. Many lives were lost under the New Zealander General Fryberg who we suspect made a poor decision not to defend Hill 107 above the airport. Tomorrow we had back to Heraklion and take the boat back to Athens.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 4, Heraklion, Crete

    December 14, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Another 8am dock in to Crete, another day of torrential rain. It’s fair to say we’ve been very unlucky with the weather but there ain’t owt we can do about that. Breakfast this morning was in the buffet as we didn’t get up early enough for the restaurant. The food is great though no matter where we eat. We disembarked the ship about 10.30am and it was pouring down. It was a short bus ride to the terminal and then a 15-20 minute walk in to town. Yes, we walked in the pissing down rain with no brolly or owt. Upon reaching the town we sought refuge in a Starbucks where they had outdoor heating. The winds were gusting at up to 40mph but we were fine. A nice cup of tea and a catchup with the world.

    We had a wander around the town, some of it under cover thankfully, some of it not. The rain was intermittent although it was more on than off and heavy rather than light. We visited a church ⛪️ and as we were about ready to return to the ship the heavens we’ll and truly opened. So we gave in and bought a brolly before going into a taverna and having a gyros. Best one we’ve had by far, and again a good laugh with the owner. We decided to brave the rain and head back to the ship around 3. It was about a 20 minute walk and five mins it it slowed right down.

    Unsure what we’ll be up to tonight, but I’m almost certain it will involve eating and drinking. I’m posting this early as we will be out of signal from now until Monday. Hopefully the weather is set to improve.
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  • Day16

    Palace of Phaistos ruins, Crete

    November 16, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We love ancient ruins ... these from as early as 2000 BC atop a hill maybe 150m high. Originally a town/city, the royals of the time evicted the owners and built a palace of some 9000 sqm. It's an excellent look at Minoan culture and architecture. Some amazingly well preserved parts. Over the years it was demolished and built on top of at least 3 times and finally destroyed by Romans. So incredible walking on the same paved terraces and steps that have borne human footprints for so long and now have a smooth lustre from the incessant polishing of bare and leather clad feet. The city folk relocated to the foothills and those ruins are visible from the area we visited.Read more

  • Day33

    Heraklion

    June 9, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    After a disaster day yesterday, we took to the streets of Heraklion, following the Venetian fortress walls. We came across some gorgeous churches, a fountain built in 1649, wonderful back alleys and laneways, and fishing boats at the harbour...Read more

  • Day34

    Heraklion - Knossos

    June 10, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌫 24 °C

    Today we picked up our hire car and drove to Knossos. I’d learned about Knossos in my Ancient History class at high school, so I had a good idea of Minoan civilisation, and the history here, though have to admit, after the Museum of Herculaneum, which was excellent, we were underwhelmed...and their management of crowds, large tour groups and passageways leads much to be desired! still, it is a tick off the bucket list!Read more

  • Day34

    Knossos to Chania

    June 10, 2019 in Greece ⋅ 🌫 26 °C

    From Knossos, we headed to Chania, and our hotel at Platanias. The hotel was a big resort on the beach, and we had a lovely huge room, with a big sun drenched patio. Wonderful! The following day we jumped in the car and drove to Balos Beach. Amazing! The last 7 km was dirt road, and we learned that Europeans have no idea how to drive them refusing 9 go faster than 5km/hr! And they were mostly rentals!!!

    At the end, there was a 2km walk, but omg, was it worth it! A stunning beach and amazing views. Lots of local wildlife in the form of belled long-haired goats and donkeys.
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  • Day4

    More photos from villages in Crete

    October 31, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We visited several churches. They were all very old. One in particular was built in 300 BC. The frescoes in the church depicted Mother Mary, Jesus, Jesus’ mother Anne and one of last supper with Judas just before he betrayed Jesus. InRead more

  • Day3

    Tag in Malia und am meer

    October 22, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute mit dm Bus nach Malia gefahren. Man hat deutlich gesehen das der Sommer zuende ist. Das Wetter war toll aber viel war schon zu. Wenigstens nicht so viele leute😉👍

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Crete, Kreta, Κρήτη, Creta, Crète, 크리티 주

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