Crete

Springtime Splendour of Crete

After an early start from Gatwick Airport we met up with our ever-helpful leader Kath and travelled comfortably to Kastelli. We were last there 23 years ago with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, but that was in July when the weather was hot and the grass was brown.

Springtime Splendour of Crete

Walking in Crete

We would just like to say how much we enjoyed our “Spring in Crete” holiday, from which we returned last week. Our leader, Kath, was excellent: she led some delightful walks, was knowledgeable about the flora, led us to (many!) delightful tavernas, and was always attentive to the needs of the party. 

Walking in Crete

A Cretan Christmas

Christmas in Crete sounded idyllic, in marked contrast to the previous winters in England. In the weeks before the flight the weather reports from Crete recorded temperatures in the high teens and no mention of rain. 

A Cretan Christmas

Crete

A first trip to Crete… and what a magical place. Chania is the perfect Mediterranean port. Where else would you walk around the harbour or an old town and actually think that EVERY restaurant deserved a visit; so friendly, and the ones we ate in served some of the best holiday food ever.

Crete

Walking in Crete

Springtime, of course, produced an abundance of wild flowers, and, while not a specific reason for our holiday, the presence of two amateur botanists in our group, whose “Springtime in Crete” holiday booked for the previous week had been cancelled due to volcanic ash, and their excited cries every time they found a new and rare flower, soon had us all appreciating the wonders that surrounded us.

Walking in Crete