27 – 28 June
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.
Our final night in Crete was spent exploring the harbour.
Next Stop: Santorini, Greece