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Approaching the Iron Gates  
   

Approaching the Iron Gates

Every time the Gorge narrows it is called a gate. This is the narrowest part at only 3 meters wide.
Hiking in Crete

August 8th 2006
This is a bit dated since we are now in Prague and have also spent several days in Germany. We have had some difficulty finding Internet Cafes once we arrived in the Czech Republic. Our time in Crete went well. We had 2 major destinations there - Chania and the Samaria Gorge. Chania is the second largest city on Crete and is located in the northwest of the island. It is a typical island tow ... read more
Europe » Greece » Crete

Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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