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Back to Iraklion by slooow bus so as to make the 6pm bus to Sitia we grabbed a taxi to the hostel just in case since we only had 45min. to pick up packs and walk to bus station...have to purchase tickets at least 10 min before bus departs (unless they are selling them on board). Made it aok...bus as usual left on time! Nice seeing the coastline during the golden hour, lots of tourist/beach places E. of Iraklion, looks quite trashy now with most everything but the very high end places closed.
Once in Sitia a real nice gal who spoke English (coming to visit her boyfriend - she's from Athens) directed us down the right street towards hotels. Second one we visited had room for 3, single beds and trickle shower! Kid you not, the pressure was so low I couldn't use the shower head, had to use the faucet spout to get enough water to wash my hair! It was not hot or even warm, but tepid enough to get through it - even 'washed' /rinsed some clothes. Mariana Hotel
just 2-3 blocks off the central plaza, nice lady greeted us and it was just $5 euro more than the REALLY basic hostel of last night in Iraklion. So trickle water with our own bathroom beats shared bath with 20 army guys!