My friend Francesca has a blog call 'Running Girl' which is a nice little mix of running, food and travel. She and her husband are upping sticks and moving to Dubai in the Middle East. It's always exciting to learn more about living in another country other than the one you grew up in. I should know, I've done it!
I would love to have her guest blog for me once she gets settled and I have a sneaky suspicion that I will be frequenting that area in the not too distant future too .. for an entirely different reason but it will be a fascinating part of the world to see and experience.
Have a look at her blog http://runninggirlblog.com .. hopefully it will inspire you in many different ways!
Friday, 14 June 2013
|Al Fresco by the sea|
|Macaris Suites and Spa|
Most of our time was spent lazing around the pool as well as little jaunts into the beautiful old town which has lovely restaurants and shops. We also took an excursion to the far south west side of the island to visit the small island of Elafonisi. It is a protected nature reserve and to access it you have to walk or swim the short distance through the shallow turquoise blue water. The tour was a three hour trip each way (with a stop for refreshments) but so worth it! We spent four hours at the beach making it a long but very enjoyable day. Our guide was exceptionally good and had a vast knowledge of the whole of Crete and especially this region.
There is so much more to Crete and I want to go back and explore again, taking in the magnificent gorges, architecture and beaches on other parts of the island.