Beautiful beaches and WWII history
03.04.2012 - 07.04.2012 15 °C
Crete was cycling through warm villages past orange groves and hiking through patches of wild oregano in the mountains. Meeting crazy Polski's on their holidays and missioning out to the most picturesque, almost deserted beach, and having a dip because it was too beautiful not too, grinning and bearing the off peak temperatures. Being greeted warmly by every Cretan for our kiwi connection and the NZ effort during WWII. Looking through Stelios' vegetarian kitchen and stuffing ourselves on his creative fare, baked eggplant with balsamic vinegar, raisins and a dash of chilli. Checking out WWII memorabilia, with the history lessons coming thick and fast from our hostel host George. Visiting Knossos, home of the first civilised society ever and the 'maze and the minotaur' legend, being amazed that there was not actual maze (Mostly Michelle). Washing everything down with a shot of raki.