Friday, September 12, 2008

Next Stop...

Originally, the husband and I were going to do an Italy/Greece combo trip. We had been looking forward to it for months. Then, one day, I thought to myself, "Self, maybe you should just double check your school calendar before you book airline tickets." Good call, self. We might have had a major problem if I hadn't. You see, school ends a week later than normal. :( Due to some family commitments, we were unable to extend our trip past our original end date, so we had no choice butto cut our trip.
Tears were shed, temper tantrums were had.

Deep within the depths of my depression, I decided to research alternative options in Greece (our original time span in Greece for the Greece/Italy combo trip was only about 6 days). Well…you know how the best way to quickly get over an ex is to get a "current"? Well, I had found a new boyfriend, and my new boyfriend's name was Crete.

Stop 2: 3 Nights in Crete

When researching Crete, we quickly realized that the capital city of Iraklion wasn’t a great fit for the type of vacation we were looking for. Our solution? Go west, young man.

We’ll be spending all three nights in the beautiful Venetian port of Chania. This little city on the west coast of Crete has managed to maintain its old world charm, while also being an excellent base for additional exploration of Crete.

Unlike Athens, our hotel choice in Chania was immediately apparent. The absolutely beautiful, charming, and reasonably priced 600 year old Casa Leone, located on highly desirable Chania harbor, just steps away from the old town, will our be our home base for our three nights in Crete.

Besides the amazing (and healthy!) Cretian food, there’s one major highlight I’m looking forward to exploring outside of Chania: Elafonissi Beach.

I don't really feel like any explanation is necessary here.

1 comment:

RACHEL said...

I'm going to steal your new boyfriend. I want him all for my very own. And it's okay, I don't mind sloppy seconds. :)

Seriously Ash, this looks AMAZING!