Hey peeps, we got home safe and sound! About the past few days:
After our last internet cafe visit (24th), we got some pita gyros on the way back to the apartment. The rest of the night we sat on the balcony watching the ferry and other boats, lightning far away to the west and guiding the planes that come in – how will they manage when we’re gone?! 😉
Sunday, September 25th – Almirida
I got to sleep early but had a restless night because of the migraine pains. Once I was up it was a bit better, we went to ApiCorno for our last American breakfast there. After that I didn’t feel well, went to bed for a while and the migraine slowly went away during the afternoon.
We went to Almirida for some last souvenir-shopping and want to have a drink and a bite to eat at Dunes, the bar that used to be Elena’s bar underneath the apartment we had last time. That bite (a hamburger and a olive and feta plate) turned out to be pretty huge! As a result we didn’t get very hungry anymore for the rest of the day.
After packing our suitcases as far as possible, I wanted to spend part of this last day reading on the balcony and around 9 we decided to go out after all. Not for dinner, but for drinks at ApiCorno. We always wanted that, but we’ve always been too full after dinner! Nico had some Mythos beers and, since the migraine was gone, I treated myself on a cocktail with Kahlua, vodka, Bailey’s and ice cream 🙂 It was a nice ending of our vacation! We sat on the balcony for a while after that (what else).
Monday, September 26th – flight home
Time to go home. We had a great vacation, but we also wanted to go home again, back to our cat Robin and our normal things. We woke up earlier than planned, got up, said goodbye to Eleftheria and drove to the airport. After a good flight and shuttle bus ride, we got home shortly after 5pm. It was a happy reunion with Robin 🙂
So all in all we had a great time in Kalives and at the Flisvos apartment (their car was great as well). And as much as we love Crete, one of the highlights was the trip to Santorini of course, a dream come true! With our Canada plans in the back of our heads, I don’t know if we’ll ever go back to Crete, but in the 4 x 3 weeks we’ve spent there (our honeymoon in ’96, vacation with Els and Maurice in ’98, both in Gournes, east of Heraklion, and on our own again in ’01 and ’05 in the west), we have made a lot of great memories there that we will take wherever we go 🙂