Published: August 20th 2009August 20th 2009
Crete is over 60% mountains and there are more than 3,000 recorded caves on the island. With that in mind, we thought it would be fairly easy to find these caves and explore them. We thought wrong, but we were determined so we spent the past two days looking for the perfect cave. We pushed our little rolling box to the limits encouraging it to go up steep inclines to "that gap over there in the mountain top! It's a cave!" We finally explored about 6 really good caves and one awesome tunnel. We confess we might have been distracted from our mission by olive trees, the Mediterranean breeze, delicious food and naptime. Don't scoff at the naptime, it is a very important part of Cretean culture and it lasts from about 1 - 5pm. I think they may have the right idea ;o)
Our journey has ben extraordinary. Here's a short summary of the best of our trip: In Athens...
Best mode of transportation - Athens Subway
Best day trip from Athens - Drive to Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon
Best Greek Salad - Cafe Duetto's
Best Museum - The New Acropolis
Museum In Crete...
Best Wine - Sitia Red 2004
Best Euro Spent - Grapes sold by the side of the road in Crete
Best Restaurant - The Dragon's Cave (where we will dine again tonight for our farewell dinner!)
We leave Greece tomorrow morning at 6am for a very long day of travel from Crete to Athens to London to New York City.
I've already begun brewing my next adventure and will keep you posted. Til then with love from Crete,
Ricki & Jimmy
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