Enjoying the sun and good food
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In 2006 i went to Chania greece for work for 4 weeks and had a great time. I decided to come back the next year with Jasmyn for 8 days to show her around the island. When i was there i looked for a nice hotel in the harbour. I found Amphora hotel (see review). A nice small greek hotel in the harbour and downtown Chania.
In august 2007 we went to Chania after a 3,5 hour flight we landed in at Chania airport. Chania is on the North part of the island of Crete. It is not as big as chersonissos or Heraklion wich is the main kapital. We arrived in the morning and went by bus to the hotel. Once checked in we got a room on the ground floor. It was a nice clean room with all the things in it what you can expect form a hotel room.
Just a few feet from the hotel was the harbour with all it's boats, restaurants and cafe's. You didn't have to walk far for some good food. We also rented a car for the weekend and drove to the south of the island to a beach wich was called Elafonissos. It is the only tropical beach on the island with beautiful blue water. The temperatue that that was very hot so we went into the water quit some times. The road the the south of the island goes al the way true the mountains of Chania.
At night we visited some bars on in Chania, wich weren't that busy, because Chania is not a partytown for the thousands of tourist visiting Crete every year. But we had fun and also met some great people. We also visited the island of Santorini some 4 hours traveling by ferry boat. The island is beautiful with al white houses and blue rooftops. It was incredible hot that day.
After 8 days of Crete went home with some good memories of the island. To bad we had to fly with a pretty good delay. One plane of the airline somewere in greece broke down and we had to pick these folks up. So we had to fly first to the island of Mitilini (lesbos) to pick them up. Worst thing was that we had to wait in the plain for an hour while on the ground with the doors open. It became pretty hot in the plane. Once the new passengers were on board we flew home, the rest of the trip went perfect.