Daily Archives: 4 October, 2011


We have two weeks in Crete with Pete and Sue. The start and finish both require night travel so we begin and end with sleep disorders. In between we stay in the heart of Xania, an old Venetian port, and in a villa in Asteri, a small village in the foothills above Rethymno, and have a marvellous time enjoying Greek life, food and the stunning scenery.

outside our apartment in Xania

Xanai was the best of the places and, for me, the lighthouse and ever-changing skies epitomised the town. From Asteri we also got to explore Knossos and hunt for the Minotaur.¬†Although, that wasn’t difficult!

sunset from the terrace of villa citrus

Stavros and the mountains below which Zorba danced - not bigging this up!

The rest of this travel blog is in the usual places: my gallery and mikeleaman.com.