Goodbye from Crete

We made a trip to Chania a full day out. Chania is the town between Kissamos (where we are staying) and Heraklion the capital city.

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Cheese – Travellingminstrel #1

It’s a lovely town, still with the traditional Venetian wall and arches surrounding the town and mixed within the new town. The bay on it’s own was very scenic.

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We ate at a traditional fish restaurant as they also had lots of vegetarian choices. The food was filling and extremely tasty.

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Panorama of Chania – Travellingminstrel #4

We wandered around the town and explored the old parts which didn’t have much remaining and were lost in between the vines that have climbed over the centuries old walls. It was very quaint and interesting with lots of cobbled streets.

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Another lovely village we went to, was called Milia. This village was renovated for tourists and was the idea of two brothers. Each house was built of stone and wood set on several levels.

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Milia – Travellingminstrel#7

It was on the way to Elafonissi and near the village of Elos in a very rural setting. The road was long and winding and very steep in places.

There was only one restaurant with a couple of Cretan people inside. I ordered a cheese pie which was sooo good. In these sort of restaurants they always bring small deserts and shots of Raki after the main course so mum and TUT were happy.

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The village is set in a steep valley with high mountains rising above you. The only set back was that you didn’t get much sun in the day but you couldn’t complain. A lot of tourists come here to stay in the summer and people were already arriving then. We also spotted a lot of various walks in the area that led even higher into the mountains.

After our wonderful scenery and exploring adventure we left the beautiful island of Crete. We left the turquoise sea, pink beaches, traditional villages, blue, warm, sunny days cheap wine

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Wine barrels – Travellingminstrel #9

and lovely people and flew back to England to spend the summer.
I hope you enjoyed my posts on Egypt, Jordan, Greece and Crete as much as me and my family did.

See you soon.


6 thoughts on “Goodbye from Crete

  1. Good you enjoyed Chania, and Crete in general. Chania is not all sophisticated, but definitely as its own European character which is what I love about it.


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