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!

Holiday to Crete part 3: Platanias 

View from a lovely restaurant at the top of Platanias

Since the stats show that people enjoy some travel posts and since I enjoy them too, I am continuing to post from my vacations.

Lovely panoramic view at the restaurant

When we stayed in Agia Marina in Crete we walked in to the town of Platanias a few evenings to have a look at the town and to enjoy some good meals. One evening we dined at a lovely panoramic restaurant at the top of a hill. And the view of the sunset was gorgeous. The food and wine was ok too.

Main street in Platanias

I visited a few little local shops and brought home some lovely products from Crete.

A treet in the middle of the road

Some of the things I found quite charming was this tree that grew in the middle of the road. The bortom was painted  white and the cars had to drive around it on a narrow road on a steep hill.

Another resturant with Orange trees as a “roof”