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Stunning Crete Sept 2017
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I agree totally with Bob.  Crete is a stunning location, and it was a great holiday.

I loved the hotel, excellent, wide ranging, breakfast food, friendly and helpful staff, and really good rooms with the best shower I have had anywhere.  The small garden at the back of the bar is a lovely place to chill out.

Chania itself is lovely.  Lively with a wide range of places to eat, and many, many choices of shops.  There is a town beach which I didn't get down to, but I did spend a few hours at Golden Beach which was a short taxi or local bus ride away.  Beautiful soft sand, and the water was like being in a bath.  So warm and clear with small fish very close to the shoreline. 

I enjoyed the excursions I did manage to go on, although humidity on one day floored me for going to the White Mountains which I had pre booked.  Fortunately we returned there at night for the Cretan evening which was so much fun.  It was (because of the wind), like sitting in a fan oven at times though, with giant moths circling around!

The cookery lesson was great fun, with wonderful food.  My favourite excursion was to the monastery (lots of cats Smile ) with an excellent wine tasting.  I was personally very pleased as we stopped off en route to the Allied War Memorial at Souda Bay, which is in a beautiful location and so poignant.  I hope that JY continue to include this as part of the trip on that day. 

On the last full evening Lorenza our TM took a few of us into Chania for Cretan fast food.  It was GREAT!!  Thank you Lorenza.  Smile

We were lucky enough to have awesome weather all week, although the humidity on one day was a bit much.  Great fun when it got very windy towards the end of the holiday though.

Would I go back?  Like a shot!  The bug bear was the late flight in, and certainly on the return.  We had a slight delay both way, and Gatwick at midnight is no fun.  BA continues to be NOT my favourite airline, and if JY can continue to offer a Heathrow departure as an alternative I would certainly consider it.  I love the Cretan people, and the hotel is superb.
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Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by BGray - 15/09/2017, 10:23 AM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Rose1999 - 15/09/2017, 11:33 AM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by nixon - 15/09/2017, 11:34 AM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by jonah - 15/09/2017, 12:03 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Kezzer46 - 15/09/2017, 01:49 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by AnnF - 15/09/2017, 01:50 PM
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RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Peter G - 15/09/2017, 03:49 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by AbbaDave - 15/09/2017, 06:32 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Bosuncat - 17/09/2017, 07:31 AM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by LeeM - 18/09/2017, 04:56 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by janib - 18/09/2017, 09:12 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by BGray - 19/09/2017, 02:07 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Bosuncat - 20/09/2017, 09:48 AM
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RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by SusieB - 22/09/2017, 12:30 PM
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RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Dina - 21/09/2017, 06:52 PM
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RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Grecos - 21/09/2017, 09:48 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by BGray - 22/09/2017, 09:51 AM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by nixon - 25/09/2017, 01:24 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by BGray - 25/09/2017, 06:28 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by nixon - 26/09/2017, 03:53 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by lesley07 - 26/09/2017, 12:56 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Dina - 26/09/2017, 07:49 PM
RE: Stunning Crete Sept 2017 - by Bosuncat - 27/09/2017, 01:48 PM
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