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06:12 | May 20, 2019

CRETE RECOMMENDATIONS

Hi angels! I am back home from a great trip in Greece together with my mom. The trip was well needed I must say, especially with her company and now I simply wanted to share it more deeply with you. I hope you like it and let me know if you have any further questions!

Crete – Chania was our destination, a destination neither me or my mum had visited before. We flew with AEGEAN and it was also the very first time for us flying with that company. Both me and mum was very satisfied and everything went smooth. When we arrived in Chania, we had arranged a rent a car from Autoclub Rentals and this went greatas well, both picking up the car and then leaving it. Before the trip I got a lot of recommendation about renting a car so we thought that this would be the best idea and now afterwards I must say that it was a great idea! After a day of travelling, we checked in to the newly opened hotel Aloe Boutique & Suites. This hotel became one of the best parts of our trip. Why? Simply because the hotel is so so beautiful, the staff was very kind and helpful and they simply have everything to offer such as SPA, gym and even live music during some nights. The hotel is located in Almyrida which is 30min by car to Chania old town.

The Lobby The way to our room – we got the room to the left and even had an extra pool as you can see! The restaurant where we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner.And this is the view from the Restaurant. Not bad right? 

The first day we arrived late on the afternoon so we chose to just relax. The second day it was time to explore and the activity for the day was visiting the White Mountains together with Uncharted Escapes. So this was a Jeep safari tour along with other people (we were 8 people in one jeep) and the tour took about 8h. The tour included a coffee stop on the way, lunch with traditional Cretan food and last but not least, a couple of great panoramic views from the White Mountains.

The traditional Cretan food of course included greek salad and I looooooooove greek salad so this made me very happy!Went for a black look and it turned out very good (*matching our car*)One of many amazing views from above. 

Later on it was time for dinner and we decided to head to the old town in Chania. We chose a place called Salis, on the Harbour.  We went for a greek salad to share and for the main course we chose chicken and vegetables. The place was good, had a great view and the food was tasty.

Restaurant Salis 

Time flew, like always when you are on vacation and day 3 was time for another activity. As it was the first time in Crete, both me and my mom were interested in the culture and wanted to know more about their traditions so this day we visited the Melissakis Olive Mill. We got a tour combined with olive and olive oil tasting and got to know more about the olive, as Crete is known for it’s olive oil. I couldn’t leave this place without buying some olive oil, olive hand cream and honey. Now when I am back home and have been cooking with the olive oil I can tell that this is with no doubt the best olive oil I have ever tried. So sad I didn’t bought more. However,  If you visit Crete this is a MUST.

Arrived at the Olive oil mill – The three you see on the picture is over 3000 years old, how cool? Best olive oil I have tried!!!!!!

After a visit here, it was time to head to The Olive Farm. At the Olive farm we got a tour around the farm and had the opportinity to see where everything grows such as olives, vegetables and many different herbs with local flavors. Then it was time to cook the food together and later on experience a farm-to-table dining combined with wine tasting and some great company. This was a beautiful activity and I literally felt like an Crete for a couple of hours. To be out there in the nature was very peaceful.

Did I manage to look like a farm girl? Not really haha.. Their outdoor kitchenEnjoyed an amazing dinner!I am wearing: Top (here), skirt (here), shoes (here) & hat (here)

After the Olive oil mill and the Olive farm it was time to explore on our own so we decided to go back to the hotel and stay in the area for the rest of the night. We had dinner at a place called Elia & Thyme and the food was delicious. The restaurant is right next to the hotel.

The next day, was our final day. We stayed at the hotel a couple of hours, walked around in Almyrida and enjoyed both breakfast and lunch.

Then I changed and we headed to the old town in Chania. We didn’t do anything special besides of strolling around and enjoying many orange juices 🙂

Dress: Boohoo (here), shoes: Hermes (here), Sunglasses: Junkyard (here)obsessed with flowers, as you know <3 

And it’s a wrap! Two activities we had in mind was visiting Balos, Elafonissi beach and Seitan Limania but unfortunately, the time was a bit tight and it takes around 2 hours so we skipped this part. But if you are going, you have to! I got it recommended by everything so if I am going back to Crete, those things are the first ones in mind. I hope you enjoyed this! Lat but not least, a big thank to Discover Greece for helping me organizing this trip. Love, S

 

 

 

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