Crete - a few random shots

by John Wilson January. 03, 2019 630 views

Our four days on Crete just scratched the surface of this varied island's history and landscapes. Here are some random shots and impressions.

Mountains meet the sea in Crete, in this case at Plakias on the south coast.

Mountains meet the sea in Crete, in this case at Plakias on the south coast.

Lovely hill town of Spili.

Lovely hill town of Spili.

Venetian fountain, Spili.

Venetian fountain, Spili.

Lovely grounds of the Arkadi monastery.

Lovely grounds of the Arkadi monastery.

Arkadi.

Arkadi.

And the obligatory cat.

And the obligatory cat.

The ruins at ancient Polyrinia are fascinating and have a beautiful outlook.

The ruins at ancient Polyrinia are fascinating and have a beautiful outlook.

Polyrinia.

Polyrinia.

This was one of those `What the ...?' moments you have when travelling. Selling local produce in Polyrinia.

This was one of those `What the ...?' moments you have when travelling. Selling local produce in Polyrinia.

An interior Crete lake, with waters receding from lack of rain. Possibly not so good for business.

An interior Crete lake, with waters receding from lack of rain. Possibly not so good for business.

An enduring impression I have of Crete is the extent of its interior mountain chain.

An enduring impression I have of Crete is the extent of its interior mountain chain.

Typical interior Crete view, olive trees, farmhouse, mountain.

Typical interior Crete view, olive trees, farmhouse, mountain.

View from the fabulous Minoan ruins at Phaistos.

View from the fabulous Minoan ruins at Phaistos.

Palace of Knossos.

Palace of Knossos.

Intriguing Preveli monastery.

Intriguing Preveli monastery.

Chania old town.

Chania old town.

Chania.

Chania.

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Andi Saw 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you for the obligatory cat. Always appreciated! smile

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John Wilson Replied to Andi Saw 2 years, 1 month ago

No problem! And I've added a closer shot of it!

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Andi Saw Replied to John Wilson 2 years, 1 month ago

Awww... now I can go to sleep happy! smile 
Thank you john!

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Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful shots, John. I expected more a bottle of Ouzo than oil, when I saw the dolls in #9....They appear a bit ...tipsy..smile

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
John Wilson Replied to Heike 2 years, 1 month ago

Good point Heike, I think we should speak to their marketing department ...

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