:: A Dream Vacation to Greece - Part IV - Heraklion, Crete

After our days spent in Chania, Crete it was time for us to head to Santorini. BUT, in order to get to Santorini from Crete we had to take a ferry from the town of Heraklion, which is exactly what we did.

Heraklion is actually the largest city in Crete and tends to be a very popular destination on the island. BUT...we did not like Heraklion. At all. (See we don't love every city we visit!) We were ready to leave just as quickly as we arrived.


:: A Dream Vacation to Greece - Part III - Elafonisi Beach, Crete

As I mentioned, when we went to Crete we were on a mission to find the best and most beautiful beaches on the island - and boy, did we ever! On our second day in Crete, we ventured to Elafonisi Beach. After spending the previous day at the beautiful Balos Beach, I was a bit skeptical as to how Elafonisi Beach would compare. But, let me tell you, we were not even in the slightest bit disappointed - and we were kinda relieved we didn't have to hike a mile to get to the water ;) 

I'm convinced Elafonisi Beach is easily a top contender for one of the best beaches in the world - pink   sand, crystal clear water and, overall, a perfect place to spend the day doing absolutely nothing. 


:: A Dream Vacation to Greece - Part II - Chania and Agia Marina, Crete

Now that you have seen our day trip excursion to Balos Beach, let's chat a bit more about the island of Crete itself - with a focus on the towns of Chania and Agia Marina. 

Let me start by saying my "perfect vision" of Greece that I held in my mind for years originally did not include the Island of Crete. But, Crete is where Ryan Air flies to from Wroclaw so without much choice it was added to our week-long Greek trip. Plus, given that our flight was only about 100 USD round trip, I didn't much care where we were flying into - I was finally going to Greece!!! 

Let me now say that I honestly am SO glad we were given a chance to explore Crete. It was an island full of beautiful beach and mountain landscapes with charming towns. In reality, Crete should be on the list of must-see islands in Greece. Really. It was great.