What a day! Saw the ruins at Knossos Palace (in the scorching heat, but it was worth it) and the unbelieveably beautiful Minoan frescos, sculptures and urns at the Archaeological Musuem. I was completely in awe of the Minoans’ artistry and craftsmanship. In the evening, we feasted on stuffed tomatoes and vine leaves at Minos Restaurant, a lovely second story, open-air cafe with hanging floral plants, singing birds, and delicious food.
Our Greek travel adventure has begun! After getting settled, we checked out the town square and decided to go for a fish spa. Elise could hardly keep her feet in the tank because the little fishies tickled her so much. The hotel had a handy stack of cards featuring Crete’s most epic beaches. I picked what I thought were the 3 most stunning – Balos, Falassarna and Elafonisi – and got to work planning our beach-hopping itinerary. In the evening, we strolled the harbor and seaside promenade, and had our first Cretan meal. From everything I’ve read, Cretan food is supposed to be the best in all of Greece, and happily, our Greek salad and chicken souvlaki were every bit as fresh and delicious as expected!