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Greece part 9: Akrotiri peninsula: Kalathas, Stavros and Moni Gouverneto

Our final excursion before returning to the UK was to the Akrotiri peninsula located to the east of Chania. It is quite barren and its northern extent is lined by steep hills. We stopped at the beach at Kalathas which had a strange orange/brown sediment that was flowing into the bay creating a marked contrast…

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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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