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.
|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