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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 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 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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