The temple of Poseidon at sunset is one of the most typical postcards from Greece and also one of the top-selling tours for tourists visiting Athens. The sunset is undeniably spectacular and it would be a shame to leave Attica and miss it even if, from a photographer’s point of view, the temple is just as interesting in the morning. Luckily near the temple there are several places to spend the night, to suit all tastes.
Next day we headed to Rethymno driving through the hills. To be honest, we were trying to avoid as much as possible the north coast which is heavily affected, to put it politely, by tourism development. We made a quick stop at the campsite ‘Elizabeth’ to take a look at the ground and then we drove to the city where we found a great, super convenient parking spot by the sea and very close to downtown.
After nearly a week of pure bliss and serenity by the sea it’s time to experience the “all inclusive” face of Crete. To say that the stretch of road between Ag. Nikolaos and Heraklio is busy would be a major understatement. It’s an endless row of big hotels congested by minibuses, coaches etc. Yet there is room for surprises in this hell: the must-see Cretaquarium and the camping ‘Crete’ (with a special offer for friends of camperistas.com)