on our way to crete. a turbulant flight and a bumpy landing!
The First day was Friday, no, not the 13th! But arriving very early on
the airport in Rotterdam and viewing the timetable it looked like the 13th!
The holiday’s in Holland were starting so they advised people to leave home
early enough. And that is exactly what we did. Early! We had to check in at
15.20 hour. But we arrived at 13.00 hour. Walking inside the small but cozy
airport we saw that our plane was delayed. Of course we went to check at the
desk from Transavia. It seemed that the plane was still in Crete! And it is an
almost 4 hours flight. We wanted to store our luggage and head of to Rotterdam,
but the Lockers were not working, and you would not like to visit Rotterdam
with 2 big suitcases.The only thing we
could do was walking in circles. After a while the hostess of Transaviafound us, and handed over a coupon for
dinner. That was nice, and the food before the customer service was in fact
quit good. At 19.00 we decided to check in and see how the other side of the
airport looked like. Small! But they have a real nice bar above the departure
floor. And also very nice, a really comfortable lounge place outside. From here
you could see the planes arrive and leave. So the time went fast enough without
being very bored.Finally the plane
arrived and we could board at 20.40 hour. Leaving Rotterdam at 21.10, this
meant we would arrive very late in Heraklion.The flight was not very smooth at all, because we had a lot of
turbulence. The landing was also a bit strange and bumpy, but we arrived
After a trip that took about an hour we arrived in the apartment in
Malia. Our first impression was ok, but the beds were very hard. And we noticed
that it was very, very quiet. Normaly it should be overcrowded in this place.
(we did not have a problem with that at all). The next morning waking up late I
heard the hostess already talking to the guests. This early???So we missed this little chat. No problem,
because we do not want to do the touristic thing at all. We had just one tour
we would like to do organized, and the rest we can do by ourselves.This morning the weather was wonderful, very
warm. This day we used for orientating and buying drinks and so on. And find a
place to eat in the evening.
We found a real nice restaurant in the old town of Malia. Real Cretan
cooking. Very good food.