Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a pretty good weekend. Mine mostly consisted of resting. I felt like I needed a break even though I returned from vacation a week ago. If you’re anything like me, you usually need a vacation at home after your vacation.
You all know I spent two weeks in Europe: Amsterdam, Crete, and Santorini. Last week, I shared my 24 Hours in Amsterdam (see that here if you missed it). Today, I am sharing a few of the photos I took while in Crete. I thought about doing a Guide but kinda thought it really wasn’t necessary since most of the stuff we did and ate was within walking distance. It’s funny, on our last day we realized we really didn’t do much while here. We feel like we missed so much and really need to return to this location. And as much as we missed, we realized we like Crete much more than than Mykonos and Santorini. Mykonos was my favorite and Santorini was Georgious’s (his Greek name) favorite. After just one day in Crete, it won both our hearts!
Let me share and relive this sad memory with you: We flew into Crete around midnight and took a taxi to our hotel. When we got over the excitement of our room (I’ll explain in just a moment), I realized I left my camera on the plane! GASP!!! I say this to let you know all photos I took for the remainder of our vacation in Crete and Santorini were taken with my new Samsung Galaxy s8 provided to me by Verizon. Although I was in a bad mood off-and-on on this leg of my trip, my Galaxy s8 saved my trip because this chica was most certainly devastated. Partnering with Verizon was destiny!
Where We Stayed:
While in Crete, we stayed at the beautiful Elia Palatino located on the Venetian Harbor of Chania (pronounced Hun-ya, although I’ve heard it pronounced Cun-ya as well). When I booked this room, I knew it would be nice but OH MY GOODNESS, I didn’t realize what I’d done!!! This room was amazing! When I tell you this room is gorgeous, you better believe it. I fell in love with the extra large painted cabinet. And there are three french doors that lead to the balcony, which is lengthwise of the room. And talk about roomy! We had sooo much room to spread out. Our luggage had sooo much room to spread out. Our shopping had sooo much room to spread out.
The staff were absolutely wonderful. Not only did they call the airport (about my camera) during each shift, they were also full of valuable information on the city…where to go and eat and what to do. At check-in, they had sweet treats as well as a liquor called Raki. The version they had (in-house) was made from almonds and it was AMAZING!!! So much so that we went to the liquor store to try and find it. I haven’t tasted what we purchased just yet. But anyhoo, our suite (the hotel houses only six rooms and one suite) was pretty sweet with the best view ever. See for yourself!
I’ve decided not to list the places we dined in because everything was within walking distance and we had not one bad meal. I’m sure no matter where you eat in Chania (Crete) it’s all delish. Therefore, photos of sites and foods are in no particular order.
A few things we did were the Glass-Bottom boat ride, the Jump-on/Jump-off Double Decker Red Bus, and walked out to the lighthouse.
If you’ve ever visited Crete, I would love to know some of the things you did so that I can make a list for the next time I return. So please, do tell! And what do you think of the quality of the photos taken with my smartphone camera? Thank you so much for reading. And as always, have a beautiful day. Enjoy!
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