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Greece part 8: Elafonisi, Crete

The second of our day trips was to Elafonisi situated on south eastern tip of Crete, 43km from Kastelli and 76km from Chania. We drove from Chania through the Gorge of Topolia and the mountain towns of Topolia, Myli, Elos, Kefali, and Vathi amongst others, taking in the breathtaking scenery as we went. The area …

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Greece part 7: Falasarna, Western Crete

Our next excursion took us to the sweeping bay at Falasarna on the west coast of Crete. An amazing bay with a huge beach, backed by cliffs and agricultural land. The sea was crystal clear and looked really inviting if it hadn’t been for the howling wind. We took a little shelter at the northern …

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Greece part 6: Samaria Gorge, National Park of Samaria, Western Crete

As part of our stay in Crete we went to see the Samaria Gorge, one of the longest in Europe. We walked the 16km from start to finish: 13km through the National Park of Samaria and then an additional 3 km to Agia Roumeli from the exit of the National Park. The gorge starts at …

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Greece part 5: Chania old town, Western Crete

After our fantastic stay at the Ammos Hotel in Agii Apostoli, Rose and I spent the remainder of our 5 nights in Crete in the old town of Chania. Before we’d left the Ammos we had a trip into Chania and found the wonderful old town just west of the main harbour. It is composed …

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Greece part 4: Surfing at Agii Apostoli, Western Crete, Greece

During our stay at the Ammos hotel in Agii Apostoli, believe it or not I actually surfed for 3 days. Greece is not renowned for surfing at all and I was quite stoked that I managed to surf, during what was supposed to be a non-surfing holiday. After a few days of the sea being …

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Greece part 3: The Ammos Hotel, Agii Apostoli, Western Crete, Greece

I found the Ammos Hotel on TripAdvisor when I was looking for a place to stay in Crete. Despite being a geography graduate, but shamefully not knowing anything about the island’s geography (or history for that fact) it was a bit potluck in deciding which end of the island we should stay. In the end …

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Greece part 2: Piraeus to Chania with Anek Lines

Our 2 night stay in Athens finished by taking the ferry from Piraeus port in Athens to Chania in north west Crete. We took the metro to the port and whilst en-route some guy tried to pick-pocket me. I felt a hand trying to get to my wallet in my pocket whilst boarding the train …

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Greece part 1: Athens, Greece

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Greece as I’ve never had any desire to go there, maybe it is the lack of surf, but I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience after my girlfriend booked us 2 return flights to Athens for our first 2 week holiday together. Athens airport was clean, well …

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Rose and me in Athens, Greece

Rose and I had a great start to our Greek holiday starting with a 2 day trip to Athens. The weather was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky, between 25-27 degrees, we couldn’t have asked for more. We stayed in the Student Travellers Inn situated in Plaka in the centre of Athens. We walked …

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A few photos from the weekend

This weekend Rosana and I hung out in the countryside and enjoyed the good weather and my mum’s bday. We took a little stroll around the back roads of Ugley Green and did a spot of blackberry picking. Here’s a few pics from our trip, the rest are on Flickr.

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