Published: July 3rd 2011
June 20th 2011
After two flights and eight hours of travel, we arrived in Crete around 9pm. We checked into the hotel and headed out into the city for a late dinner. However, we discovered that in Greece 9 or 10pm is standard dinner time as the restaurants were extremely crowded. At these water front restaurants in particular, they are also not keen on letting you leave without being completely hammered first. After finishing our dinner and carafe of local wine they brought out a small bottle of vodka along with fruit and dessert, apparently included with all meals. By the time we left (a little tipsy) we wondered through the waterfront to the venetian fort, which guards the harbor. Despite it being after midnight, there were still a hundred or more people walking on the pier. Crete doesn't sleep.