Tour without a name, meaning travelling in the middle part of the island.
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This was the only organized tour we made. It was called a tour without a name. Yes I could imagine, there are so many places to visit during this tour that it would be very hard to give it an etiquette. We had to gather at the Mc Donald’s in Malia at Eight ‘o clock in the morning. Still the weather was not very good, but not cold. The bus arrived and we were heading to the first stop. Thrapsanos was the first place. A pottery, it was nice to see, but not very interesting. What we liked more was the beautiful surrounding. The landscape changed constantly. The bus driver had to maneuver between the rocks and the sand on the street, because of the heavy rain fall the other night. The tour guide told us we were probably the first tourist who have seen water floating in the rivers on Crete. Next stop was Ano Viannos, than heading for the south coast of Crete. This is probably also a very nice place to visit, but again, very hard rain. Just took a shelter and enjoyed our Baklava, which was much bigger than I had expected. So we had to eat together from it, and it was still too big. This harbor place is called Ierapetra. From this place you can take a boat to Nisi Chirisi. And in the bus again and visiting Kalamafka. This is a small but interesting town, you can walk trough the small streets and see how the real life in Crete is. Some have beautiful houses, some have almost nothing. On the mountain there is a small chapel where people can get married if they want to. But it is a steep climb. In this village we also had to taste some raki and a bite with it. I had the almond lemonade which was nice to taste once.
On our way back to Malia we stopped on a high point to make some nice pictures. Standing on this hill you could see Libyan see, and the Sea of Crete.
We also passed a small but really nice place. Unfortunately we did not have time enough to visit that place during our holiday. It is called Sissi. A really cozy small village.