So last summer vacation I went to the beautiful island of Crete with my boyfriend. We spent 8 beautiful days there and saw a lot of things. Of course I took my camera with me so I could practice with photography a bit. I just love snapping simple pictures and making them look pretty. Of course I’m not really good at photography, but I always leave with a couple nice pictures. Let’s see what those look like…
I thought it would be fun to go about this pictures as a bit of a photodiary. So we’ll just start with one of the first pictures I took after we arrived.
Late in the evening we arrived at our appartment, which was called Melina. The rooms were very cute and small and each had their own little balcony, which was lovely. And they had airconditioning!!! It’s just the best feeling ever to lay on bed underneath the airco when it’s 40 degrees outside. But I thought the flowers in this picture just looked too cute.
We spent an awful lot of time on the beach. Can you blame us? There sadly was barely any beach left without seats and umbrellas. Oh well. The colours in this picture are so fun to me.
And we, of course, can’t forget the beautiful houses and little streets of this island.
We walked quite a long distance alongside the coast and eventually ended up sitting with our toes in the water, trying to find little crabs, with this view in front of us. It was just lovely and the weather was not a moment terrible.
Two days before we left the island, we went on an excursion to the Samaria Gorge. It’s the longest gorge of Europe and we walked through the entirety of it. It was exhausting, way too hot, and I had blisters all over my feet and my toenail had turned black from bumping into rocks the entire way. But it was worth it. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. This mountain was the place where we started our journey downwards, through the gorge, towards the sea.
On the way we encountered some breathtaking sights…
And at the end of it all was the bluest sea I’ve ever seen in my life. It was beautiful. Sadly enough, the wind was terribly rough on this side of the island, so the water was too rough to swim in. Because wow, I was in desperate need of a swim.
The next day, so our final day on this beautiful island, we visited the capital Heraklion and visited the museum and the castle of Knossos. Which was huge. It’s the castle where, according to the Greek myth, the labyrinth was that kept the Minotaur captured. So this day was really interesting and fun, but we were so tired of the day before that we just wanted to leave as soon as possible and take a nap, haha!
And that marks the end of a lovely holiday to beautiful Crete. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the little photodiary kind of thing. Let me know if this is something you want to see more often! See you next wednesday!