Guess what? Today marks 30 DAYS until our Mediterranean Honeymoon Extraveganza! I feel slightly overwhelmed and under prepared. I know I have my passport and that’s all that truly matters; other than that I’ve been making lots and lots of lists of things I need to buy/pack/do before we leave. Eep!
We are over halfway through our port stops. This week will be a short one because we don’t have anything specific planned for this port – Crete, Greece!
We have kind of a short day here – 7am to 3pm – and I initially thought we could maybe hop a ferry to Santorini, but apparently the ferries don’t run on Saturdays, which is when we will be there. It seems the popular tourist spot here is Knossos, an ancient Minoan civilization. The ruins and artifacts are said to be beautiful, but since we are touring Pompeii during our next stop (spoiler alert!), we are thinking of taking a more leisurely approach to Crete and simply roaming the port area.
The downtown area of Heraklion seems to be pretty bustling with shops and cafes, and pretty architecture.
The above photo had the following caption: “The Old part of Heraklion, near the port, has many little alleyways with little shops and many bars with comfortable seating on the streets. Actually comfy chairs seems like a common thread to bars all over Crete.” This traveler knows what’s important.
Being an island there are also beaches everywhere. Weather permitting, we may just spend the early afternoon lounging on a beach.
There is also some talk among our fellow cruisers of visiting a winery for a tour and tasting. Of course I’m a big fan of this idea. I recently stumbled unto this website www.gregoryswinejournal.com, where Gregory has documented his visits to several Crete wineries. The one that I think looks the most amazing is called Douloufakis (godblessyou) Winery and has views like this: