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

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

Demestixas Restaurant

We were told by our hotel staff that the Taverna at the end [corner] of the street was a good place to eat. Well, they were right...it is great! Demestixas was a wonderful spot across the road from the beach with exceptional views. My husband and I decided to try it and we were not… Continue reading Demestixas Restaurant

Diamond Palace Hotel – Gytheio

Built in the 'castle'Mani style this hotel shows it's traditional side as well as the beachy feel of a modern seaside hotel. Nice! A newer hotel with lots of updates. Beautiful rooms and baths and fantastic views. It is only a few steps walk to the beautiful beach. Sun beds and shades are located in… Continue reading Diamond Palace Hotel – Gytheio

Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

This small and sleepy village of Akrogiali - "the end of the beach" still has a number of good restaurants to choose from. The day of our arrival when we could not find our apartment we stopped at the Taverna Akrogiali and the owner took my husband in his own car to show him where… Continue reading Akrogiali Beach – Restaurants

Ancient Messene

Wow! One of the best sites we have ever visited in Greece! The site is massive with a number of active archaeological digs happening when we were visiting. We walked for quite a while so be sure to bring hats, water and wear good shoes as the ground [as is the case with most ancient… Continue reading Ancient Messene

The Akrogiali Beach Apartments

Yes, I know this is the second of that name on this trip but what better way to spend time than 'at the end of the beach' as the name means! This is the small village of Akrogiali! We arrived mid-afternoon to be greeted by our hostess, given our keys, and instructions. We were weary… Continue reading The Akrogiali Beach Apartments