Crete – Greece is open for business
|No angst for us!|
Greeks can make a huge energetic arm waving argument out of anything, and so never have the chance to build up any angst in the first place!
Crete – stunning beaches
A the largest island in Greece, Crete has dozens of beaches to explore. Everything from wide sandy bays to rocky coves with crystal clear water. Crete is packed with ancient historic sites, excellent hiking, and of course plenty of cool tavernas to relax in once the day is done.
Elafonísi Beach is astonishing. It has almost tropical waters and perfect white sand. The sand is tinged pink by coral. It’s aquamarine waters and salt-encrusted rock pools are stunning. It even has bright-red starfish. The water is warm, calm and shallow.
Sweetwater beach – a fresh water beach
From the sea, Sweetwater Beach appears as a long, narrow slice of grey between sheer ochre cliffs and a dark, deep sea. Closer up, the beach seems much larger. There’s still a sense of being isolated between huge mountains and an endless stretch of water. The beach takes its name from the small springs that bubble up beneath the pebbles to provide fresh, cool drinking water. You can dig a hole almost anywhere to find water (but don’t think about bathing here – it’s not good to pollute the groundwater with soap).
The light in Greece is incredible. So clear and pure it’s like a long cold drink of water after the cloudy English climate. It’s practically impossible to take a bad photograph. The colours and the cats of Greece make the most gorgeous pictures. Why aren’t our doors cobalt blue, pistachio green and raspberry pink?
Crete in Greece – animals at the airport
Crete is the only island I have ever been to, where cats and a dog live in the airport. The cats parade the cafe near the check in desks. They look winsome and appeal for a piece of cheese pie. The dog sleeps next to the Gents toilets. You’ve got to make a living where you can around here. It’s much more fun than Terminal 5 at Heathrow.
Check out more about Crete here – It’s all Crete to me
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