Greece

Returning to Europe

After we had reached Çanakkale at the Dardanelles it was a short ride to the other side which is already Europe and to reach the border to Greece. Seagull following our ship We had spent the afternoon and night at Çanakkale going to a nice restaurant and trying to spend our last Turkish Lira. The …

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Winter walk & a monastery

Near Rethymno the Mili gorge was once filled with mills producing the flour for the island, nowadays there are only some ruins left, but the gorge provides a nice walk along the river. Afterwards we visited one of the most important monasteries of Crete: Arkadi monastery. At the entrance to the gorge we found a parking along the street, which …

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@ Rethymno

Rethymno in the north of Greece lies between Chania and Heraklion. It is another city where also in winter live goes on, which we enjoyed after so many places which seamed abandoned after the tourist season in summer. Fortezza of Rethymno We found a parking directly at the sea with views to the Fortezza, the …

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Balos Beach

The north western tip of Crete is a peninsula inhabited only by sheep and goats. But there is one beach not many can resist to visit: Balos beach with its turquoise lagoon! To get there you could take a boat from Kissamos, which run regularly in summer, but in winter there is only a 8 …

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A hike and a birthday!

For celebrating my birthday we drove to the north of Crete to the town of Chania but first a birthday hike was on my wish list. The Samaria gorge would have been the perfect hike, but sadly it is closed every winter already from mid October and doesn’t open before mid of May. But we …

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Around Cape Kako Mouri

From our next stop at the village of Plakiás with a beautiful sandy beach we took a hike around a headland which had some nice surprises for us. View back to Plakiás We had parked near the restaurants of the village the night before. Sadly most of them were closed but we found a lovely …

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On the road in Crete

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

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