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.
When we went on holiday, staying somewhere quiet and nice was one of the things we wanted from our holiday. And with the prices being lower in September we got a nice hotel for a reasonable price. Iolida Beach, the hotel was a very good fit for us.
Agia Marina is a quiet little town, not too far from Chania airport. The beach was very nice and it had a few little shops where we could get what we needed. There was also many good places to eat out. We spent most our time here and didn’t travel too much around as the main purpose of our holiday was to relax.
A lot of the other people that was there at the same time as us, was pensioners and families with small children. It wasn’t a place to goo if you wanted to party hard till the wee small hours (at least that’s not the impression we got), and that worked very well for us.