Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Crete | My Little Slice of Paradise

Just over a month ago, whilst we were still at uni, my boyfriend and I decided that it would be really lovely to go on holiday together during this summer. We chose Crete because it wasn't too expensive, was far enough South that the weather would be good, and we knew that the Greek islands were lovely places to visit. I've previously been to Greece mainland and Kos and Rhodes islands so I knew we weren't going to be let down. So the 5th of June came around and by lunchtime, we found ourselves lying on sunbeds with a tasty cocktail in our hands. Because we went quite early in the year, there weren't many kids around the apartments and in the pool so it was nice and quiet. We booked through Thompson because they offered flights and coach transfer with the accommodation. Doing this was a very good idea as it meant we didn't have to worry about sorting that all out ourselves and everything ran very smoothly, although, it could have been cheaper if we had booked directly with the place. Here are some of the photos we took during the week!

Matt was impressed with my camera's zoom so we were trying it out!

We were staying at a place called Ourania Apartments and it was such a pretty little place. The staff were all really friendly, our little room was exactly what we needed, and it was less than a 5 minute walk away from the beach and tavernas and restaurants.

We spent most of our time on the sunbeds by the pool, however, we did venture down to the beach most days for a paddle and a stroll along the waters edge.

On one day, we booked ourselves an excursion to Chrissi Island which is just off the south coast of Crete. It was absolutely stunning, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. We pretty much just spent the whole day sunbathing or swimming in the sea (which wasn't too cold!) 

On our last evening, we went down to the beach and watched the sun set and it was absolutely stunning (and rather romantic I must add). 

It was one of the best weeks I've had, just relaxing, calm and simple. There's not a single thing I would change about it, I just wish I was still there! It was just lovely to take a break from reality for a while. The views were stunning, the staff were friendly and the island itself was so pretty. I would definitely go back.

I am now writing this with post-holiday blues, looking at all the pictures and wishing I could go back there and experience it all over again. It won't be long before I'm planning my next holiday! I had such a great time!

Until next time, live, laugh and love and enjoy all the little things in life 

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