Sunday, April 12, 2020

A TRIP TO: CRETE, GREECE

The Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya and Egypt is the next stop in this mini blog series. I visited this island with my family just as I was starting to fall in love with Classics. Crete is thought to be the birthplace of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, and the island is filled with history and ruins. We stayed for 2 weeks (based in Heraklion, the islands capital), exploring every inch of the island, even going on a few boat trips to neighbouring islands, including Spinalonga. 



As well as the delicious and fresh food, the weather was perfect, in fact maybe too perfect! I think I can safely say, Crete is the hottest place I have travelled to, with temperatures hitting 35 degrees during the day and even being very hot at night. My favourite part of our trip here, was visiting the ancient ruins of Malia and Knossos (which supposedly used to be Europe’s largest city). The main attraction here was the restored palace.  

Below are some photos of my trip; I know I had fun looking through these old travel photos of mine, maybe someone else will too!    

The ruins at Knossos

The ruins at Knossos

The ruins at Knossos

The ruins at Knossos

The ruins at Knossos

Spinalonga

Spinalonga

Spinalonga 

Thank you for all the comments and views on my previous post (on Lanzarote). I didn’t expect it to get that level of attention! Glad to see I am able to keep some spirits up during these hard times! Until the next one,

B x 
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23 comments

  1. Love this post! Just had to cancel our Greek island hopping honeymoon but definitely postponing it to next year and will certainly consider adding Crete to the list :)

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    1. I'm sorry to hear your honeymoon to Greece has been cancelled :( But definitely consider adding it on your list when you rearrange your trip! So much history and beauty on that island! x

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  2. I loved looking at these photos! I'm a sun worshipper and have been loving the weather during lockdown so far, this post has made me hopeful for the future when we can all go and do some more travelling xx
    El // welshwanderer.com

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    1. I am so happy you enjoyed looking at my travel pics! Really hoping we can all resume our travels soon!

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  3. I would love to visit some greek island, Crete looks so historical.

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    1. It's filled with history, and has amazing food an beaches, win win! Hope you can visit it when all this is over!

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  4. I loved Crete. France will always be my favourite country but, I would love to go back and see more of Greece. This post definitely gave me trip envy!
    Al x

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my post, so nice of you to comment! Hope you are able to visit Greece again when this is over x

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  5. This looks such a beautiful place! Next year I am going abroad on my own for the first time and hadn't decided a location yet. I think I may have found it!

    Em x

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    1. Ow wow, that's amazing! It's an amazing island with great food so you can't really go wrong there!

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  6. Oh, Crete is just beautiful isn't it ( well most of Greece is!) I loved visiting Spinalonga on my last visit about 8 years ago, definitely brought the book 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop to life!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
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    1. Yes, I love Greece! Such a beautiful and diverse place! Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog <3

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  7. What a stunning place to visit. Beautiful!

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    1. Totally agree with you! Many thanks for viewing and reading my blog! x

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  8. Crete is so gorgeous! I had never known about these ruins though.. I'll visit next time I go!

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    1. Yeah, it's filled with them! The ancient ruins were my favourite thing about the island x

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  9. Greece is on my bucket list, and I'm obsessed with ruins, so Crete sounds like an ideal place to visit. Thanks for sharing! - Briana @ https://www.nextdestinationunknown.com/

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    1. Thanks for taking a look at my blog post Briana! Greece is stunning, really hope you are able to go at some point! x

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  10. I'm planning a trip to Greece next year hopefully and you have made me really want to visit Crete in particular - Blondeaccountantabroad x

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    1. I really hope you are able to make this trip and have fun doing some exploring on the Greek islands! It a beautiful place. Thanks for commenting! x

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