After the sunbath, we went to Rethymno by local bus. We were lucky, the bus was full and we could still enter but we stood. At the next, some people didn’t enter and they need to wait for the next bus. So my advice, take early buses if you want to travel to your destination without waiting for the bus.
The city park in Rethymno is nothing special.
Rethymno in its narrow street Łoś has lots of shops.
We tested on the beach after a week of traveling around the island of Crete.
Our beach was close to the river estuary so the water was not so warm, the cold sweet water is not mixing very well. Apart of that, our beach was full of small sweet water sources. You can even find them at the bottom while walking in the shallow water.
We went to see, the biggest sweet-water lake on the Crete. The turtles live there. Unfortunately we didn’t spot any.
On the way to Chora Sfakion, you can find one of plenty Cretan wineries. We stopped by, and went for a little tasting. It came out, that the semi sweet wine from 2013 was the best one. We bought 3 bottles and asked how much it would be to send it home, let’s say 100 bottles (I am waiting for reply, as I am writing the blog now).
After wine tasting, we went to Chania to see the city one more time and to buy some souvenirs.
The most beautiful in Chania is harbour, when one can see the mixture of culture that the Crete architecture is full of.
The alarm ringed at 6.03 am. We packed and drove to Chora Sfakion to take the ferry to Gavdos Island.
We ate breakfast at local spot: Malotira tea and 2 pancakes with local cheese and honey from Thyme flowers (9.50 euro).
Dominika took a frappe coffee (local Greek coffee).
At the port, we have two choice either go with the bus to the capital of island or go to the the beach with the owner of the restaurant and rooms for rent.
The island of Gavdos has around 500 inhabitants. At the capital is a small village. We decided to go with the Greek.
At his place, there was a beach called: Korfos Beach. It was small nice beach with crystal clear water.
After having swum we went to eat at the Panorama Taverna, that is the name of the place, whose owner brought to it earlier. We had a nice dinner and chocolate ice creams, made by the owner’s wife. We paid 24 euro for lunch and 8 euro for transport from port. We got to know from the owner that he rents the rooms for 35euro per day for a room for 2 persons. If you choose to have also the food, it will cost you 70 euro for 2 persons per day.
Our return voyage took 4.5 hours instead of 2.5 hours. We had to stop at Agios Roumeli, a small port which lies at the exit of Samaria Gorge. During the summer time 1000-3000 people visits the gorge everyday. We saw a crowd waiting for our ferry.
We didn’t enter this gorge. It is said to be the largest and the most beautiful at The Crete. We experienced the other gorge, a smaller one – Imbros Gorge.
The next stop before the destination was a small port Loutro. It was picturesque port.
After arrival we to the port we took the car and drove back to Georgioupoli.