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Jun 8, 2017 - Crete

Well, we are supposed to have docked somewhere else in Crete and had all our plans based on that but yesterday we were told we were going to Chania about 2 hours west of where we were to have originally gone. Next we were told we were docking at Souda, a naval dockyard 7 kl from Chania. Later they told us we were docking in the old port of Chania instead. This morning were were again told we'd be docking in the naval dockyard which is what actually happened. So, given Chania is much like Corfu I've decided not to visit this town but Ron is...

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Oct 29, 2016 - Chania Crete - Jewel of the Seas

Our first port was Chania (pronounced “Hah knee uh”), Crete. We took the bus into town and wandered around a bit. We saw the Venetian harbor and lighthouse and walked through the Agora, where a wide variety of items are sold from souvenirs to raw meat. Stopped in for a few minutes at the Chania Cathedral, dedicated to Panagia Trimartyri (Virgin of the Three Martyrs), the patron saint of Chania. It is called “Trimartyri” because, while the central aisle is dedicated to the Virgin, the north aisle is dedicated to St Nicholas and the south...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 28, 2016 - Chania Crete

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and was sold after the Byzantium Era to the Venetians back in 1204 for 100 silver marks. After a leisurely breakfast at one of the many tavernas opposite Nea Chora beach we walked along the coast and into the old town. This is where the Venetian Harbour, the old port, the narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants are all located. This is the tourist heart of Chania with old buildings, museums, churches and crafts shops, some with genuinely interesting and sometimes local, products on...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Home Sweet Home

I simply LOVED going to Greece and feel so blessed to be able to travel as I did. And now, coming home is WONDERFUL, because I truly love the life I have at home especially the people in my life! Sometimes getting away helps you appreciate what you have. Home is overwhelming, but I will get back into the groove and things will run smoothly again! It was sure nice to have meals made for you and no dishes! Love, love, Loved my trip! Thanks for sharing in my trip by reading these journals! I am writing these journals, so I can revisit the...

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 20, 2014 - My last day, bittersweet

It is my last day on Crete. I am feeling bittersweet. I miss my family, friends and life at home. The internet is amazing, I am able to listen to my radio station from home. I want to lay by the pool, but I have to get my shopping done. I also want to swim in the sea, so much to do! Gotta go!

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 19, 2014 - The Best Day Yet

Keith and I got to spend the day together! I am so glad everything worked out like this. We went to the base and did some mundane things, but being together makes mundane things FUN! We had a very nice day, having Frappe's, by the water, enjoying the views and talking. Keith took me to a couple beaches, very nice day. I got to see where he works and stop at some of the places he frequents. I enjoyed my day very much with my love!

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 18, 2014 - Santorini

My trip to Santorini was well worth it! So thankful and blessed my wonderful husband booked this trip for me. I enjoyed it immensely! Santorini is built on cliffs of a volcanic caldera. We arrived at the port of Fira and took a bus up to Oia and then to Fira. The bus ride was scary to say the least. Santorini is the only volcanic caldera in the world with sea water in the caldera and inhabitants living on the cliffs. Simply AMAZING! Walking around I felt as though one little stumble would send me tumbling to the sea below. I would not want...

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 18, 2014 - Elafonisi Beach

I went to Elafonisi Beach. It was gorgeous. On the way we drove through a gorge, tunnel, a couple villages and a place where capers were grown. Also, a village where chestnuts were grown. Elfafonisi Beach is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. The water was so clear and blue. I went for a swim and saw a long, slender fish, looked like a snake in the water. The water was so warm and salty, I floated along! I LOVED it! I am getting to see a lot of this island, it is an amazing place and I feel so blessed to be able to see so much of it.

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - Cretan Villages

We went to some Cretan Villages and to the most gorgeous beach. I met a couple from England and a couple from Ireland. I think I love meeting people from other places just as much as I love seeing the beauty of the countryside. We also went to an olive pressing factory. I tried Raki with honey, now that is the way to drink Raki. Raki is the local alcohol made from the left over grape parts after the wine is made. It is a clear harsh tasting whiskey type beverage. The villages were interesting. In every village there are tables and chairs...

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 13, 2014 - Samaria Gorge

We hiked down the Samaria Gorge. The gorge entrance is at Xyloskalo (1230 meters above sea level) on the Omalos Plateau and runs down, through a well preserved trail 16 km (9.92 miles) long, to the seaside village of Agia Roumeli on the southern coast of Crete at the Libyan Sea. Agia Roumeli is only accessible by boat and ferry. We got on the ferry that took us to Paleohora, where we got on a bus that delivered us to our hotel in Hania. The hike was very rocky and each step down, I am very sore today. We hiked for about 5 hours straight. It...

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Crete, Greece 2014

Sep 12, 2014 - Exploring Hania sometimes spelled Chania and Xania

Went exploring today, I will add pictures! I got up and went down to breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast was amazing, there was an orange juice machine where you add the oranges and you watch it squeeze them into orange juice, the best orange juice ever!!!!! There was feta cheese, yogurt and honey, olives, of which I ate 50, fresh bread , pastries, and lots of other stuff! It was very yummy! I walked all over town today. I found the main merchant center called the Municipal Market.

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Crete, Greece 2014

May 10, 2013 - Mediterranean Cruise contd3

Day 6 10 May CRETE (Greece) , Chania - A FREE DAY .... so we headed off by the local bus 3E which comes to the ship. As soon as we hit the town, we headed in the direction of the Old Town, and the water. What a special place! How pretty it is with its cafes around the harbour and the cobbled streets. We walked out onto the wall forming part of the harbour and right back around to the far side of the harbour, past all the cafes and boats, and back through the winding narrow streets and alleyways full of little shops ....only stopping for...

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