Contented in Crete!

Akti Corali - Heraklion As we arrived in Heraklion we were met by Alex [George's business partner] and we asked for a room for an extra night [tonight] and of course, we were accommodated into a beautiful room looking out toward the sea of Crete. The Akti Corali is our home-away-from-home in Heraklion [Ammoudara] and… Continue reading Contented in Crete!

Heraklion and George’s place…

Yes, the timing was good to visit George! We meandered our way through the countryside of Crete enjoying the antics of the goats on the hills and reveling in the fact that just a few hours away was one of our favorite places in Greece and Crete. The Akti Corali is located right on the… Continue reading Heraklion and George’s place…

Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

Back on the mainland of Greece We arrived in Athens at rush hour…the ferry was unloading and we could not see space on the streets at all… We wondered what to do and decided that we would make a run for it! We wove through construction at the exit to the ferry terminal and then… Continue reading Through the City of Athens…to Nea Anchialos

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

Kalypso Cretan Village Resort and Spa

One of our favorite places, and one we return to every time we come to Greece, is the small town of Plakias. It has become a bit more crowded over the past few years and prices are also continuing to rise. Unfortunately, we decided not to stay right in the town this visit. So, we… Continue reading Kalypso Cretan Village Resort and Spa

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