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Ten Memorable Days From Our Trip To Crete Summer 2009

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 17 September 2009 - - - - - - · 1,223 views

We spent the whole of the second day of this year’s drive to Crete (2nd July) in the North Italian ski resort of Aosta, just the other side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel. After a morning walking around the vibrant town, enjoying the 32c temperature as much as the Roman remains, we took a cable car up into the mountains for a bird’s eye view of the highest...

Frugal Fortnight

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 19 May 2009 - - - - - - · 1,322 views

It was a shame that our spring trip was a week too late to enjoy Greek Easter but we were in time to enjoy a wonderful fresh landscape with many flowers.

Our holiday was an “extra”, and we needed to take care to keep costs down; so we used easy jet to Heraklion, buses on arrival and for a couple of trips into the local town, we cooked at home and only hi...

In Addition To Beaches…….

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 24 August 2008 - - - - - - · 2,434 views

As it is August, it is not surprising that most days have been on various beaches and one of the best was when Alan put his new 4x4 car to the test by driving up and over the Thripti Mountains to a long and mainly deserted beach on the south coast, east of Makrigialos.

We look onto these mountains from the balcony of our house so it added to the enjoym...

Travel And Culture

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 30 July 2008 - - - - - - · 1,080 views

Starting our trip on Monday12th July with a one and half hour delay in Dover due to the incorrectly named Speed Ferry (it was only running on three engines) was not really a problem; we had pre booked a room in Boulogne to allow us to have an early start the next day.

Any frustration caused by the delay melted away once the cars started to disembark be...

Remembering Our Easter Break

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 29 May 2008 - - - - - - · 1,319 views

21st April 08 was our first opportunity to try easyjet as we set off for a 3-week spring cleaning and get fit trip to Crete. We had no problems at all and as a bonus the sandwich bought mid flight was certainly more tasty that some of the in flight meals we have had on other airlines.

On arrival at Heraklion, we sped through the airport as we only had h...

Our First Kritsa Christmas

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 27 January 2008 - - - - - - · 1,689 views

Despite our local bus company cancelling 2 buses resulting in us starting our trip to Crete chilled to the bone and missing our connection to Heathrow we finally arrived in Heraklion as planned 6.30 a.m. on 18th December 07 where we had a hire car waiting for us.

As soon as we arrived at the house Alan shot off to inspect the new roof that had been compl...

For Yannis And Other "young" Friends

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 01 August 2007 - - - - - - · 1,531 views

Puppy Tale
Did you know that in some countries not all dogs are kept as pets, some of them have to work all day and sometimes even through the night to earn their dinner?

I know a country like this called Crete. In Crete there is a village called Kritsa where the houses are built very close together on a steep hillside with no room for gardens.


Imminent Return To The Uk, Yuck!

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 23 July 2007 - - - - - - · 1,007 views

As we spend most of the day and night trying to keep cool the continuing news about the UK weather seems surreal; we certainly did choose the right summer for a long visit to Crete!

One rather unpleasant aspect has been the amount of plastic “rubbish” in the sea and on various beaches within Mirabello Bay. On some beaches the rubbish has...

Well, We Wanted A Hot Summer!

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 09 July 2007 - - - - - - · 1,117 views

We wanted to experience the full heat of a summer in Kritsa but we didn’t think it would include the hottest few weeks of June that the local people can remember; phew!!

Any thoughts we may have had about walking during the mornings and evenings with the middle of the days on the beach were firmly crossed off the “to do” list....

This Year’s Plumbing Problem

Posted by Kritsa Yvonne, 12 June 2007 - - - - - - · 1,084 views

This year’s plumbing problem appears to have been caused by last year’s plumbing solution!

Whilst I am at an internet café in Agios Nikolaos writing this blog entry, Alan is at home watching the Plumber deal with this year’s problem (probably caused by last year’s solution!!!) It looks quite bad because...