Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

As you are by now well aware, we come back to Greece every few years, so, we have 'favorite' places and we also have places that we say "feels-like-home"... well Tsoutsouros is one of those places and Zorba's restaurant is our feels-like-home place to eat when we stay at the Triton Hotel. Tsoutsouros is a… Continue reading Tsoutsouros – Zorba’s & Triton Hotel

From Plakias to Tsoutsouros

This drive was congested for part of the way from Plakias to the turn off that goes toward Heraklion. There were many cars and vans on the roads and the traffic was slow and backed up for many miles. This, of course, does not make my husband happy...when he drives...he likes to drive! But, having… Continue reading From Plakias to Tsoutsouros

Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfaklion

A beautiful day for a ferry cruise! Our crew from the day before returned to fetch us from our little village at the end of the Samaria gorge. We were sad to leave but ...on to the next adventure. We stopped in a lovely little place called Loutro where the tourists were far more prevalent… Continue reading Ferry from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfaklion

Gigilos Hotel & Restaurant – Agia Roumeli

At the very bottom of the Samaria Gorge is a quaint little town that straddles the sea shore for about 1000 meters. It is not only small and intimate but very friendly. The ferry docks at the only dock and you drive right up the center of the cobble stone street to the only main… Continue reading Gigilos Hotel & Restaurant – Agia Roumeli

To the Ferry from Paliochora to Agia Roumelli

Yes, it really was 2 ferry cruises in one day. We arrived in Chania at 6:15 am and 'booted' it to the southern tip of the Island of Crete to catch the next ferry from Paliochora to Agia Roumeli. Check out Palaichora here: https://www.google.gr/destination?q=paleochora&site=search&output=search&dest_mid=/m/04zr_l&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwje2Zbk-8fWAhXDXhQKHT8BC4gQri4IsQEwGw What a beautiful sail! We took the little car ferry from… Continue reading To the Ferry from Paliochora to Agia Roumelli

Blue Galaxy – Blue Star Ferries/Anek Lines

We took the overnight ferry from Piraeus [Athens} to Chania, Crete because the ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos was not operating. We had to drive back to Piraeus [3 1/2 hours] to catch the 9:00 pm ferry - the Blue Galaxy [operated by Blue star Ferries but we bought our tickets from Anek Lines] to… Continue reading Blue Galaxy – Blue Star Ferries/Anek Lines

The Magnificent Mani

A number of years ago I wrote about the Mani Peninsula and how every Mani's home is ...well...his castle! And nothing has changed and it is still so and even more so. There is quite a bit of construction going on here on the Mani and I can understand why. It is one of the… Continue reading The Magnificent Mani

To Xiropigado

Wow! it was a short but eventful drive from Loutraki to Sunset Beach Hotel in Xiropigado. We stopped to replenish our wine supplies at the beautiful little winery [Ktima Bairaktaris Winery] we found in Nemea and found a rally car convention at the winery. As driving is 'our thing' we decided to stop and discuss… Continue reading To Xiropigado

Diolkos Studios Hotel -Loutraki

Named after the ancient site of Diolkos our hosts have owned this hotel since we stayed here in 2015 with our kids and grand-kids. They have made some major improvements and upgrades to an already great hotel. Sitting on a lovely spot on the sea with most rooms having a sea view and some facing… Continue reading Diolkos Studios Hotel -Loutraki