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Crete part 3: The Little Fun Train

Like a proper tourist I decided to go for one of the trips on The Little Fun Train. I went on one last year and enjoyed it at lot. This year I went for a trip called Hidden Treasures.

Our first stop was at a local winery in a small village called Vatolakos we tasted local wine outside an old Cretan house at the Monousakis family winery that has won european awards for their quality and taste.

Most of the trip went through the orange and olive groves, there was also avocado and pommegranades grown.

It was quite an interesting scenery we got to see on our ride with the cute little train.

After this the train drive us to a monastary on the hillside of Varipeto where we got to visit the Greek Orthodox monastary of Metamorphosis.

The monastary had quite an amazing view. And it was a very interesting place to visit.

On our way home we had a quick stop at a local farmer selling freshly squeezed orange juice!

All in all it was a great ride even if my behind has sat in better seats that those on the train.

Crete part 2: Boat trip

When if I am spending most of the time in Crete relaxing, swimning and enjoying the sun I have done a few tourist things. Like going on a bit trip. The day I was actually going the trip was canceled due to too much wind. But on the second try the weather was on my side.

The boat went out to and around an island just outside the coast that is now a nature reserve. People are only allowed to go out there for one day of the year. The island is the home to the Kri Kri goats that are very important to the creatans.

On the boat trip we had two stops for swimning and snorkling. The first one was in a lovely little bay. The water was very lovely.

After the first stop a diver that had been with the boat came back to us from a diving trip to show us what he found in the sea.

He found a few sea cucumbers, a brittle starfish, sea urchin and some shell. He did let them safely back in to the sea after he had shown them to us.

He also found an octopus. I sat quite near when he showed it to us and much to everyone elses amusement it squirted ink all over me.

Hope you’re all enjoying your week!

Vilnius part 4: The town

Vilnius Cathedral

The Cathedral has a spot where you can stand, spinn three times and make a wish. I found it quite lovely at dusk. The Cathedral square is the Main square og the old town. It is a key location in the city’ s public life. And they have nice places for getting a beer.

Presidential palace

Vilnius is the second largest city in the baltic states. It’s the seat of the main government institutions of Lithuania. The presidential palace is the official office and recidence of the President of Lithuania. It rates back to the 14th century and has undergone various reconstructions.

The gate of Dawn. Gateway built in the wall that surrounds Vilnius

The gate of Dawn is a city gate of Vilnius and one of the most important religious, historisk and cultural monuments. It was built between 1503 and 1522 as part of the defensive fortification of Vilnius. Of the nine city gates this is the only one left.

Rebuilding old wall outside the city gates

Neris river that separate the old part of town from the new

A cute street in the old town

Statue