Wish(ed) You Were Here: Heraklion, Crete; Greece

27 – 28 June

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The bus from Chania to Heraklion is nearly 3 hours long, but you get to see so much of Crete’s countryside. I enjoyed seeing the small villages along the way.

Heraklion is not as pretty as Chania, but is also home to a Venetian harbour. We really lucked out with our accommodation here, as it was right on the harbour and next to the bus station and ferry terminal!

I really wanted to visit the old ruins of Knossos, which was considered Europe’s oldest city; so after exploring Heraklion for a while, we caught the bus out to Knossos. It was such a hot day, and the ruins are largely exposed to the elements, so we didn’t last long! It would have been a glorious palace in its day, and even though it was excavated and partially restored many years ago, there isn’t really much of it left.

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Our final night in Crete was spent exploring the harbour.

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Next Stop: Santorini, Greece

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