|Subject: Re: Honeymoon in Oct/Nov 2005|
I've been to the Delfino Hotel in Chania (Crete) that Joanna recommended and it's terrific - complete w/ air-conditioning which you may need if it's a hot fall!
Don't forget: There is a wonderful gorge hike -- It's called the Samarian Gorge hike; it's all day and you take it from Chania down. (most people do that it). It's spectacular; you hike through gorgeous forests and the ancient ruins of Samaria to the Libyan Sea where you can eat, swim and take the boat back to the bus that will bring you back to Chania. I highly recommend this!!!
I missed the original post so I don't know where you will be going, but we've been to Greece 7 times - always starting at a big island and moving on as the spirit moves us. If I can be of help in any way, don't hesitate to contact me personally.
(The islands that I can help with are: Samos, Patmos, Tilos, Nissyros, Symi, Rhodes, Karpathos, Crete, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Amorgos, Sifnos and Folegandros -- We have favorites as everyone does, and we tend to spend at least a week - sometimes more - on an island to get to know it but I will say that, in my opinion, the Greeks that we have encountered over the years have had the most generosity of spirit of anyone whom we've met so far in our travels. We always love it there.) No matter where you go, you will have a fabulous experience! (For the most romantic -- very out-of-the way island, I would recommend Folegandros -- very old world and small with what the Lonely Planet said in one of their past Greek Travel books is the prettiest little Chora in all of the islands. Check it out ,
Here is where we stayed one glorious May about 10 yrs ago on Folegandros. http://www.greekhotel.com/cyclades/folegand/chora/anemomil/home.htm (We stayed in the apt that's pictured... for $58/night with 2 balconies overlooking the Aegean. The owners are very lovely people.
Here are some pix that I found for the island: http://www.designosaur.net/folegandros/ This is just a start of what it looks like.
When we were there, there were no cars. A bus takes you up to the top of the island and you walk... not too far and the Anemomilos apts are about 50 ft from the bus stop. It's a neat island - oozes charm and it's oh, so romantic!!!
Yasou, regards from spring... finally Susie Newton, MA