What else is there to do when you’re holidaying in a Greek island apart from beaching, eating and drinking? There’s the occasional ancient site exploration which admittedly we didn’t do during this holiday but other than that, being lazy is what all Greek island holidays is all about.
We started our 5th day quite early today because we had to check-out of our hotel in Chania at 12noon since we’ll spending this night in Rethimno. I walked around Chania’s Old Town for the last time and explored the alleyways that I haven’t explored the past few days. I’m feeling quite sad leaving Chania as I really loved its Old Town. It’s more compact and easier to navigate.
After meeting the rest of the group for breakfast, we checked out of our hotel and went on our way to Marathi beach where we spent most of our afternoon. It’s a small beach but the sea is calm and the water’s beautiful and clear.
The main event of our day however was going towards Theriso, a mountain village in Chania to eat in a taverna highly recommended by our foodie friend. It’s always good to have someone in the group who’s into food because they can recommend places to go to where you’ll be full and satisfied. He kept on talking about how good the food was in that taverna when he was in Chania the previous year but failed to mention to us how dramatic the road is to reach the mountain village itself. Seriously, it was breathtaking! The road runs along the bends of the gorge with the ginormous cliffs surrounding you and the lush vegetation. It was utterly beautiful! It is definitely a drive that one must take when in Chania.
We reached Limeri Taverna after the beautiful drive and were welcomed by the hospitable owner. We ordered lots of meat dishes which is what they’re famous for. My favorite dish was definitely the paidakia, which is grilled lambchops. Apart from the delectable dishes, it was the service of the owner which impressed us the most. He was very accommodating to all of the diners. He keeps a glass for himself in each of the tables he’s serving and will drink a shot with the diners when he’s required at the table. He was drinking raki with us and beer at the table next to ours since the diners were drinking beer. It was a lovely meal and I do think it was worth the drive.
After dinner, we drove towards Rethimno where we’ll spend our last 2 nights. We stayed in a very cute airbnb apartment located at the heart of the Old Town. It’s a 5-floor apartment with 4 sleeping areas. It also has a veranda where we spent most of our first night. The only downside was the neighbor’s crazy, accusing us of being noisy since the previous night when we only arrived that day. Lol. Clearly, he’s jealous that his neighbor’s earning extra money for renting out his apartment on airbnb. Apart from the crazy neighbor, I actually enjoyed our stay there.
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Here’s a short video of our full holiday in Crete: