Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Cretan Holiday Highlights

I'm having one of those days that gets off to a bad start and never quite recovers itself (although the sun did just come out!). As a diversionary tactic I thought I'd post some pictures from our trip to Crete last October. We traveled all over the island and stayed in lots of different accommodation. These were some of the highlights:

The ramshackle bars and restaurants that wind around the cliffs to the edge of the bay at Matala.

Rethymno old town. Particularly the restaurant Castelvecchio. Charming waiters and delicious food.

Chania's Venetian harbour. Beautiful architecture and perfect people-watching bars.

Casa Delfino in Chania. We spent one night in this chic hotel on a lucky last-minute room rate. Kirsten Dunst and Vigo Mortensen shot a scene for a movie in the alleyway beneath our balcony!

The pool at the Rimondi Grand. Total peace, lovely views and cocktails delivered to our sun beds.

The incredible drive through the mountainous interior of the island to Paleohora.

This year we have two weddings to attend in Ibiza and Barcelona so we're making it into a holiday and flying from one to the other. Please tell me I'm not the only one already dreaming of summer! Where do you hope to go this year?

Pool at the Rimondi Grand, Rethymnon
Monastery in the hills behind the hotel 
The famous cliffs at Matala
Hippies including Bob Dylan are said to have lived in the caves during the 1960's
The Venetian harbour at Chania

The Turkish Mosque Yiali Tzami in Chania
Chania at dawn from our balcony at Casa Delfino
Voulisma Beach, Istron, Crete
Enormous Chania cat with a regal face and excellent ears
View of the harbour from the balcony at Casa Leone
Trying for chic the night we stayed at the best hotel in town
J made a friend who wanted a drink  at AnnaView Apartments, Mirthios
Pink sandy beach at Elafonisi
Feeling brave wearing MAC Lady Danger on our last night

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures :)


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