Samaria Gorge Hike

tree growing in cliff

Hiking the Samaria Gorge was a bucket list item. It’s a long, gorgeous (couldn’t resist), not especially challenging downhill from the mountains to the sea through a beautiful gorge.

Knossos

Minoan ruins

We were able to visit Knossos as part of an overnight stop. We arrived by ferry in the evening and took an afternoon bus to Chania the following day, visiting Knossos that morning.

Naxos

Naxos Kastro

Naxos has everything we want in a Greek island: Nice beaches, an atmospheric old town, old buildings, the odd ruin, and great food. And good ferry connections.