Saturday, November 15, 2014

Heraklion, Crete

 After a full morning of sight seeing and lots of walking it was FINALLY time to relax with a cold beer....
 and fried sardines that he ate by the handfuls!
 The restaurant we ate at was number in my Sister's book about Greece and they didn't disappoint!  Just as our bellies were full and we were getting ready to leave they brought us this yummy dessert on the house!!!
 And Raki for the adults!
 Raki is a popular drink for the adults because it is a by product of the leftover grapes!  Waste not, want not!

 A few selfies before heading back for a nap!  I tell you, this was a FULL morning!
 And after nap we headed back to the the area where we ate lunch.  It is the Venetian fortress of Rocca al Mare (1523–1540) guards the inner harbor of Heraklion.

 Would have been a nice Christmas card! : )  Haha!


 LOVE this!  I had snapping shots of the people of Greece!
 Walking from the port into town towards Lion Square
 We were wandering the streets looking for a nice outdoor, kid-friendly place to eat dinner that was affordable.  We weren't having much luck until we stumbled on this gem!!!  Best food and a great price and the first cheap beer we found!  And there was a little something for everyone on the menu!
 Pizza in Crete
 Lion square at night!  So this is where we ate breakfast and it is totally different at night!  We didn't even recognize the place.  It was lit up, crowded, and festive.  I actually would not have believe it was the same place we ate our quiet breakfast if it wasn't for the Lion fountain in the middle of the fun!
And that folks is Day 1 of the fun!!!  All squeezed in the elevator and headed to our rooms to crash for the night!  Tomorrow is another full day!

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