Old Greek houses are quite popular among people from other European countries. That's why despite their age and condition they are quite expensive.
Well, you must admit that there is something beautiful in those houses, even if they're falling apart...
between Matala and the red beach
Near to the little sand beach of Matala just behind some higher cliffs a beautiful beach starts that more or less goes on at the whole south coast of the island until the west end. THe photo was taken on the way back from the beach
A Cretan trait
I’ve already told you about the proud and independent character of Cretans. They introduce themselves as Cretans first, and then as Greeks. Cretans are also known for their intense localism and there is a rivalry even amongst the island’s areas. Here is good joke I heard while I was in Crete and is related to this fact. Someone asks someone from Heraklion:-What separates men from animals? And the other answers: -Rethymno (Note:Rethymno is the town situated between Haniá and Heraklion the two largest towns of Crete).Yet, I guess the answer would be the same even if the question was asked to someone from Chaniá,with the difference that he/she would mean that the "animals" are in the opposite direction!
Falasarna is a place to relax and especially to swim: the water is nice, the beach not very crowded and the setting superb. At sunset it turns really magical. When you're tired of swimming, on the plus side, you can visit the ruins of the ancient harbour. sunscreen and a swim-suit, but you can make-do with only the first one
Ruin of Church Arkoundiontissa
This is really off the beaten path. There aren't any signs depicting what this ruin actually is except for one small sign. It is just amazing situated just outside the Gouvernetou monastary and has great views towards the coast. It will be on your way down the trail from the monastary.