How time flies ! Last week at this time I was lounging around a pool, and I am now back at work already. This is the recap our second week in Crete, if you missed the first one, you can check out how wonderful the Chania region is. During the second week we went to Rethymnon for less sightseeing and more R&R.
We decided on an all inclusive resort, because I knew that my 2 teenagers would not survive 2 weeks of sightseeing alone with their parents. Both are very social creatures and crave people, activity and interaction. So we chose a resort about 13 miles east of the city of Rethymnon.
The resort was on the water, with several small inlets of beaches…
… many walking paths….
… however, most of the week looked like this :
As I mentioned in my first post, I am not a big beach person, nor am I (usually) a big pool person. I did fully enjoy the forced rest and got to read 4 books, which is probably more than I have read in the past year. Thanks to my cousin Tammi for the recommendations.
However, 7 days of pool is just too much, so we did do a couple half days of sightseeing.
We visited the city of Rethymnon. There is a cute port as well as a huge fort with an amazing view of the city and water.
This was too funny… you could go out on a pirate ship for a cruise around the bay, jump off the ship and swim around. Hmmmm…. if my kids had been younger they would have liked to do that. It was too far away to see if people were jumping off a plank or not !
We took half a day to visit a city known for its ceramics, Maragrites. There were about 20 different stores and every single one was different. No copy paste what so ever.
Several of the stores had the workshop in it. I collect small, handmade pottery bowls so I could have spent hours here.
And finally, we visited a monastery, Moni Arkadiou. It is the symbol of the Cretan resistance during Turkish occupation in the late 1800s.
This was one of the best vacations that we have ever had. We absolutely loved it and I am sure we will go back.
What do you prefer to do on vacation ? Pool lounging ? Shopping ? Visiting tourist sites ?