Saturday, 1 July 2017

CreteDream (part1)

Woo-Hoo! I am back!
Hope you didn't miss Me too much!

I have a question for you.

Have you ever dreamed about 
to live at least for a while 
in a small MediterraneanVillage?

I have and I did!

We rent a house in June.
It had a bedroom for three...

...and that was not all...

...TheMasterBerdoom located upstairs... 

...with beautiful roof terrace including view over the village to the mountains.

There's also a small terrace downstairs...

...and laundry room.

The house is suitable for 5 persons but 2 extra beds can be arranged for order.

The kitchen is big enough
for special diet cooking.

The fridge too is big enough to store normal and special diet food.

The house is decorated in a pretty way.

It is very clean.

Host are very friendly and welcoming.

They introduced us also traditional food.

And they didn't forgot my gluten free diet despite coeliac disease is pretty unknown in Greece and actually they would have not needed to do so because no food or breakfast was included to the reservation.

The house we rent locates is a small Cretan village for about 10km far away from Rethymno. It is easy to take a bus and travel by it to beaches and tourist centers. On June 2017 one way ticket to Rethymno cost just 1,30€. You can buy bus tickets for example at the village's minimarket. If you are interested eco-travel take a look at KTEL's website. It is available also in English and shows you bus times, routes and fares around the area. Opposite to described (at the tourist guide books) we found buses very reliable, in time and drivers helpful.

But you can also explore the local area and whole island by foot, bike and car. Tourist guide books and internet guides tell you not to trust on paper maps but if you plan to travel away from the tourist centers buy a good (at least 1:100 000) map. It is honest and true to show you which streets are off roads and which accessible by a normal car. Maps out of tourist centers don't lie but for example google maps lead you to difficulties. Also new tourist maps from the cities & towns are correct. 

(The old map pictured above belongs to a new friend about whom I will tell you later on.) 

But where were we? We were in Pigi, Crete. We rent TheanosHouse and I can truly & warmly recommend it to all of you. The house itself is not accessible by wheelchair. But if you rent a car and can walk a bit and take a few steps at the stairs, why not to try it out with bad legs too! Car parking area is just 100 meters far away but the streets are accessible and flat despite here and there the alleys get too narrow for the cars.

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