Ready for a day to relax, we hit Elofonssi Beach. It was amazingly, nothing like I've ever seen before, it was huge! TripAdvisor rate it as top 10 in the world. It was a aight to behold.
In the middle the waters polled to make a perfect spot for toddlers to play in the water.
At this point we were used to the idea of paying to use the chairs and umbrellas on the beach.. a bargain compared to Mykonos. It only cost us 8 euros.
The funny thing was there was a $50 surcharge for getting more cash.
25 September 2017
Exploring the island we went to Falasama beach, saw some ruins, went wine tasting and to the walled town or Raythemon for dinner. Where we had a really unique and delicious smoked eggplant dish!
24 September 2017
The next day we took a bus to Chania.
23 September 2017
On two Saturdays they have a huge crazy farmers market ! We strolled through and our senses were overwhelmed! People were standing on tables yelling in Greek to hawk their wares. I have never seen anything like it. Of course we bought stuff.
Most of the day was spent shopping and checking out the fort. Because their is so much walking, (I think we averaged around 8 miles a day), there were lots of platforms shoes. Chris enjoys the Greek coffee so he got some and a special brewing pot.
Heraklion was mainly ruled by the Venetians, till they were taken over by the Ottomans in 1485 after a 21 year long battle. The port was so important that what was left of the venetians were not welcomed home. They were starving and dehydrated but weren't allowed to dock for three days.
Many advise not to stay in Heraklion, but we found it interesting.
Sadly marc and Glo left us to venture on their own .
22 September 2017
It was a really rough ride over to Heraklion , Crete! About 75% of the passengers were seasick, including Marc whom we were traveling with. The journey took more than twice as long due to the rough seas. Thank God Chris and I were ok!
After we finally got to our place we were hungry. We were going to eat protein bars and powder but Glo wanted to have pizza. So off to the pizza place we went. Not the wisest move! Probably wouldn't do it again as it was dark and we didn't know the neighborhood.
The next morning Chris and I headed out to explore the Minoan ruins of Knossos picture d here. It was larger than expected and they were quite advanced for their time. They had running water and a rudimentary plumbing system. They shipped much goods.