Greece
Spinalonga

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day6

    ...dan se začne ob 8 uri, klasično, vendar danes jutranje kopanje žal odpade, ker je bilo oblačno in močno vetrovno in zato prehladno....zajtrk na balkonu in potem se odločimo, da gremo kar sami po svoje in ne z ladjo iz Agiosa Nikolaosa...in še več smo videli...z avtom smo šli v 15 km oddaljeno vasico Plaka, od koder tudi vozijo ladjice na otok Spinalonga, nekdanjo kolonijo gobavcev, ki so jo zaprli leta 1957. Na poti smo si ogledali tudi simpatično mestece Elounda. Na Spinalongo smo prišli vsi trije za 20 eur iz vasice Plaka, če bi šli iz mesta Agios Nikolaos, bi tak enak izlet, ki traja vec kot 4 ure sicer, 2 od teh ur te pustijo na Spinalongi. ( pa nisem prepričan da bi dve uri hotel biti tam na vročini), iz Agiosa bi porabili za izlet 40 eur ali več.

    Kapetani iz Plake so bili majhni in konkretno obilni Grki, vozijo pa kot da so sami, poln gas barko naprej v obalo, se prehitevajo, zanimivo videt. Spinalonga je za videt, ko si prebereš še kaj o zgodovini in ko to vidiš v živo, preveč luštno ni moglo biti. Ob vrnitvi v Plako se odpravimo še na drugi del zaliva do vasic Istro in Ammoudara in na tamkajšnje plaže. Barve kot iz rajskih plaž, nenazadnje so rajske tudi te, in danes ker piha in je bil sploh posebno doživetje z valovi, ki se zlivajo v zaliv. Rdečo zastavo so sicer izobesili, zato se raje še vrnemo v Agios Nikolaos na plažo pd našim hotelom in se za urco in pol še skopamo "doma".

    Danes je večerja prav tako "domača" in na balkonu. Pogled imamo krasen, pa tudi prišparamo kakšen eur.

    Zvečer še zadnjič po Agiosu Nikolaosu in jutri zjutraj po zajtrku naprej...čaka nas Enagron village.
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  • Day10

    Day 7

    August 12, 2017 in Greece

    Didn't write anything as i got really ill, stomache cramps and vomiting and spinning round in my head. Didnt leave the room at all. Marie was brilliantly patient with me and stayed by my side all day and also got me some orange juice. I didnt eat anything at all.

  • Day10

    Day 8

    August 12, 2017 in Greece

    Feeling a little better but still fuzzy and tender we got up had a coffee and i had a bite of a croissant and we loaded up the car and set off along the south coast. Splili was a nice village that we stopped off at and had a bite (bowl of fruit for me Marie had Ntakos) then wandered round the shops and Marie bought a new beach bag. very photogenic village and we visited a small folk museum with a lovely man who very passionately told us about all the things in the little house and forced us to drink some raki. After this we drove further south and stopped briefly in Agia Galini. Then headed north towards Heraklyion. Just begore the city we found a lovely family run taverna and had some lunch. A lovely little girl came to our table and watched us over her ice cream. Katerina was 5 years old and made us play disney ludo and snakes and ladders while her Dad cooked me a nice chicken fillet and Marie had stuffed peppers and Dakis for a change ;) lovey oasis by the side if the road and a lot better than a Moto services. Onwards we passed Heraklyion and Malia and came off the motorway onto an old road which brought us over the mountains and down into plaka. Stunning views of Spinalonga island on the way down. Apartment is lovely, nice to have more room. Our host Manolis is really nice and friendly. Had a nice meal at Marias, a local traditional restuarant, without waiters trying to drag you in. We both had spaghetti i could only manage half and Marie finished hers.Read more

  • Day11

    Day 10

    August 13, 2017 in Greece

    We went back over the mountain to the north coast to check out some beaches we had seen on the map. Near Agious georgios. The sea looked beautiful but was a bit choppy for swimming so we just had a light lunch at a fish taverna, still was too scared to have fish though, i now wish I had tried the small fry as it looked nice. We came back to Plaka and found a nice place on the road to Elunda to dip into the water near where some boats moor up. It was nice and quiet for a bit until a family decided to stop, get out the car and watch us while they ate their sandwiches...strange. we then went in to Elunda for a cold drink in Eden only to find that the Liverpool Watford game was on, Marie thinks I planned it but I didn't. Anyway it was 3:3 at the end so we then came back to Plaka and freshened up ans eent for another meal at Marias. The other tavernas were very annoying as hassled you as you walk past so it put us off. Marie had spag bol again and i had spaghetti with shrimps which was lovely.Read more

  • Day11

    Day 11

    August 13, 2017 in Greece

    Èarly start to make the 9.30 boat over to Spinalonga island. Was so nice to be there thst early before the crowds we had it almost to ourselves. Then when the Elunda boats arrived we headed back home, perfect timing. Manalis our host told us about his home village which was very "Cretan" so we decided to drive over there. Fourni has a nice taverna in the village square called Platanos (means bananas in spanish). Here we met kostas who is Manalis friend and he looked after us and we had a fantastic lunch. The coldest beer yet. We got lots of photos of the village then went for a mad drive round the surrounding area which has stunning oads and scenery. We stumbled onto a zoo "Amazonas" which was a bit crap really then continued our drive. Eventually comimg back to Plakas.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kalydón, Kalydon, Spinalonga, Καλυδών, Kalidon, Спиналонга

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