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Crete – July 2010

August 8, 2010

I have been lucky to spend 2 weeks in Greece – in Crete – this summer.

We stayed in a place called Agia Marina near Chania, where we rented an apartment in a small hotel near the coast and beach. We also rented a car for some days and went around in the western part of the island.

The landscape in the island is very beautiful. Mountains, small villages, gorges, olive trees, sheep – and beaches:

Here a look down towards Falássarna on the westcoast:

Down the mountain you see some of the millions of olivetrees in Crete, and in the bay are many greenhouses – and a wonderful beach.

This beach is on the south coast near Plákias. The water is clear and nice for a cooling swim.

The beach in Agia Marina was more crowded:

So I preferred to go there in the evening. Here my son takes a look at the beach before sunset:

A star shines brigth from the night sky after sunset:

In the following posts I will show some more glimpses from a very nice holiday in Crete.

And some will be posted in Scott Thomas’ Assignment 8: Travel Photography: I hope some of you readers and fellow-bloggers will join this too (before September 8, 2010).

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2010 2:15 pm

    Oh, how lovely, Truels! Looking forward to what you put together. Thank you for the link back. I hope some your readers take part.

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  2. August 10, 2010 12:45 pm

    Looks like a wonderful vacation! I will look forward to seeing more pictures from Greece!

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  3. August 10, 2010 11:59 pm

    Oooh, you ARE lucky! My parents went to Greece and were completely blown away by its beauty. Some day I will get there! 🙂

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  4. August 12, 2010 3:09 pm

    Beautiful pictures from a lazy and enjoyable vacation! 🙂

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  5. August 17, 2010 6:58 am

    What a nice vacation you seemed to have had in Crete ! Beautiful pictures and mood. Thanks for sharing your holidays and get well soon !

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  6. August 17, 2010 7:33 am

    Thanks for the comments! And yes Isa, this is written by my left hand – I really wish I was lefthanded (but I am NOT!) as my right elbow is rather bad with a stubborn infection, so I can not use my right arm ;-( . I hope the doctors soon find an effective treatment….

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  7. August 19, 2010 3:19 pm

    these are great shots! I love the sunset – my favorite!

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  8. September 8, 2010 3:08 am

    I love the sunset, absolutely beautiful.

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  9. March 11, 2014 1:27 am

    Beautiful photos of Crete. I wish I could have sunsets like that everyday. Wow Cretans are lucky people!

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  10. March 14, 2014 3:34 pm

    They are – and I felt lucky that week too 🙂

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