On the road in Crete

Driving through Crete with our camper is not as difficult as we suspected. The roads are in general very good, but also here the good road often ends suddenly and you are stuck in a tiny village with this dangerous balconies we have already made contact with at the Peloponnese. (See there)

Between Mirtos and Kastrí at the South coast, the road had suffered severely through landslides. It looked like they had used a snowplough to make the road passable again. From how stable the slopes looked on both sides, we were surprised the road was still there.

Better pass quickly before they decide to roll down
Along the south coast, some areas are used for growing vegetables all year
Main street leading through the plantations
They grow lovely bananas at Crete!
At the coast, the sea is always a threat to the roads
A prayer might help
Danger to fall into the water?
But no water there
A town sign always alerts us to watch out
Suddenly a 2 lane road shrivels into a small passage between the houses
Oncoming traffic in the village makes it even more fun
In the countryside, better watch out for sheep and goats
Or a gang of cats is blocking the road
Driver on full alert
In the mountain, we often needed both lanes to tackle the hairpins
But the beautiful landscape is a great reward for difficult roads
And then you reach a magnificent spot and all is forgotten
Winter in Crete – not so bad!

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