Crete, Akrotiri’s monasteries

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soudaOn our way to Chania, last stop on our tour to the four corners of Crete, we decided to make a short detour and to visit the two monasteries of Akrotiri peninsula, often classified as “must-see” of the island. The first, moni Tzagarolon, is well worth its reputation. The second, moni Gouvernetou, was closed for restoration works so we have to content ourselves with a hike down to the deserted monastery of Katholikon. And it was really unique!

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Crete: Ancient Eleftherna and around

Crete, Eleftherna
arkadiouElefterna is supposed to be the ‘next big thing’ on Crete’s archaeological map. A brand new museum is expected to be open in 2015 (or later, who knows?) along with the archaeological site itself. What follows is a sort of preview, as we had the opportunity to visit the site few years ago during a press trip. This time we had to content ourselves with a walk around the perimeter, where we found some interesting things to see. Not bad at all!

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Crete: Around Ierapetra

Crete: Camping Koutsounari
koutsounariWe decided to leave “our shelter”, the peaceful and calm beach of Myrtos, hoping that the windstorm would be gone. It was not. As soon as we left behind us the last houses of Myrtos, we realized that the wind which we thought it had calmed down, just kept blowing. We chose to stick to our plan and continue further east; of course we had no clue about what would happen later in the evening.

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