It’s a picturesque spot, the views whether from inside the fortified citadel, or at the ramparts, are quite breathtaking. Fun fact, it is known as the Leper island… people who contracted that disease in Crete, even Greece, would be sent here to live away from the rest of the population. It’s pretty now, even if it’s in ruins, but you can definitely feel some bad, lonely and desperate vibes.
By the way, don’t pay attention to my boyfriend’s outfit (the green shorts… you will get familiar with those in the next posts); he’s the type of guy to pack one or two pants when going on vacay at the beach, because he believes we don’t need clothes for that sort of trip. Whereas I’m over here changing outfits daily 😂
Three years ago we completely fell in love with this island 🤍 🇬🇷
And we’ve been back every year since ! So this is our third… we’re still obsessed with Crete, and the Cretan people are some of the nicest, most generous we’ve met through our different travels. We just love their vibe !
The first thing we do upon arrival at the airport, is get our car and start the road trip right away. We drive fast, until a beautiful little beach, or cove catches our sight, and we make our stop there : take off all of our airplane clothes, and jump in the sea 🌊
Trust me, it is the best feeling ever. Since we travel there in August / September, the water is so warm, you don’t even have to wait for your skin to get adjusted. It’s the perfect temperature. After that first little (or longer) swim, we go for lunch… and oh my gosh, how nice it is to have a proper Greek salad, with dakos ! Cretans offer some dessert or fruit when you ask for the bill, and a little digestive; ouzo and raki are the most common ones.
The feeling of being wholly disconnected from our stressful Parisian lives, barely an hour after landing… and the freedom the car gets us is unmatchable. It’s just smiles & adventures now, for two weeks ☀️
There’s a sensible winter coldness in the air, but you can already see spring making its way, with trees blooming white flowers. My favorite time of the year is almost there (or not, but it’s getting closer). Also I’m slowly but surely getting better, so now I can even go on nice walks in Paris. It’s tiring, but it makes me happy to get out. Next week, I’m gonna start sharing pictures from my vacation to Crete last summer. I’ve edited a bunch, so they’re ready to go 🤗
I’m so glad I had this little vacay time with my bestie ❤️ It was an extended weekend I’ll never forget ! I hope I get to go back this year as well, as this is just memories from last year. Movement has been so hard on me with my autoimmune disease, but I’m a wellness warrior. I love traveling, so I’ll do whatever I need to get back in shape for that 🤗
We were so lucky that it was so sunny that day. This little place in the middle of the mountains was cute, filled with medieval buildings, vintage shops and magic spots. We had a great time exploring it.
I just love these road trips with my best friend… I could go anywhere with her ! We’ve actually been planning a big-ass US road trip, I’m not gonna tell you more about it except that I can’t wait until we’ve filled our savings for that travel. It’s gonna be a blast, I just know it. And so it.