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Crete 2016

Photos from our ten day trip out to the Greek island of Crete in April 2016 with a return via Athens. We did a few day hikes, a 4 day backpack in the Lefki Ori mountains in the south west corner of Crete as well as seeing some of the lovely sights such as the cities of Chania and Heraklion. Crete was home to the Minoan civilisation (which pre dates classical Greek) from around 2000BC to 1500BC.
Minoan fresco Heraklion
Minoan fresco Heraklion
Minoan dolphin fresco Heraklion
Minoan dolphin fresco Heraklion
Heraklion
Heraklion
Knossos, capital of Minoan Crete
Knossos, capital of Minoan Crete
Knossos, capital of Minoan Crete
Knossos, capital of Minoan Crete
Heraklion at sunset
Heraklion at sunset
Heraklion harbour
Heraklion harbour
Heraklion- dish with sheep herding
Heraklion- dish with sheep herding
Heraklion linear b scripts
Heraklion linear b scripts
Heraklion - walking the venetian city walls
Heraklion - walking the venetian city walls
Heraklion
Heraklion
Camp above tavri at sheepfank with water cistern
Camp above tavri at sheepfank with water cistern
Day 2 of backpack
Day 2 of backpack
Strange dangling snails
Strange dangling snails
Rest at natural spring used by goat herders
Rest at natural spring used by goat herders
Brian tries on the goat horns
Brian tries on the goat horns
Hiking below the Lefki Ori mountains, surprisingly free of snow in April
Hiking below the Lefki Ori mountains, surprisingly free of snow in April
Goats everywhere!
Goats everywhere!
Anapolis
Anapolis
Anapolis looking down to the south coast
Anapolis looking down to the south coast
Anapolis to Loutro on the south coast
Anapolis to Loutro on the south coast
Mountain goat
Mountain goat
Anapolis- we overnighted in this lovely taverna
Anapolis- we overnighted in this lovely taverna
Heading out in the morning from Anopolis past some lambs
Heading out in the morning from Anopolis past some lambs
Descent into the Aradena gorge on an old kaldermia 'mule trail'
Descent into the Aradena gorge on an old kaldermia 'mule trail'
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge- walking below the road bridge
Aradena gorge- walking below the road bridge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge- descending down a section of 'via ferrata'
Aradena gorge- descending down a section of 'via ferrata'
Aradena gorge- 'via ferrata' ladders
Aradena gorge- 'via ferrata' ladders
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Goat kid takes an interest in us
Goat kid takes an interest in us
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Aradena gorge
Out onto the south coast
Out onto the south coast
Houses at Pheonix
Houses at Pheonix
Chapel near Loutro
Chapel near Loutro
Hitch hiker beetle
Hitch hiker beetle
Fantastic water near Loutro
Fantastic water near Loutro
Chapel near Loutro
Chapel near Loutro
Hiking into Loutro
Hiking into Loutro
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Sweetwater bay
Chapel on the coastal trail
Chapel on the coastal trail
looking west along the south coast to Loutro
looking west along the south coast to Loutro
Sweetwater bay camp
Sweetwater bay camp
Sweetwater bay, camp just above the water level
Sweetwater bay, camp just above the water level
Mist first thing in the morning
Mist first thing in the morning
Exciting coastal trail heading towards Sfakia
Exciting coastal trail heading towards Sfakia
Imbros gorge
Imbros gorge
Imbros gorge
Imbros gorge
Imbros gorge
Imbros gorge
Hiking towards Amidoura
Hiking towards Amidoura
Resting in Skafia
Resting in Skafia
Beautiful swimming at Sfakia
Beautiful swimming at Sfakia
Askifou gorge - spring flower display
Askifou gorge - spring flower display
Askifou gorge
Askifou gorge
Askifou gorge
Askifou gorge
Askifou gorge
Askifou gorge
Starting up Gigilos mountain in the Lefki Ori range
Starting up Gigilos mountain in the Lefki Ori range
Gigilos arch
Gigilos arch
Gigilos
Gigilos
Gigilos
Gigilos
Gigilos
Gigilos
Gigilos summit looking west
Gigilos summit looking west
Gigilos summit
Gigilos summit
Gigilos wiry scrub
Gigilos wiry scrub
Gigilos plants in limestone crevaces
Gigilos plants in limestone crevaces
Gigilos camp
Gigilos camp
The hut at the top of the popular Samari gorge
The hut at the top of the popular Samari gorge
Heading towards the katseveli hut in Lefki Ori
Heading towards the katseveli hut in Lefki Ori
Lammergier
Lammergier
Katseveli hut sign!
Katseveli hut sign!
Katseveli hut
Katseveli hut
Our lovely hotel in Hania on the north west coast
Our lovely hotel in Hania on the north west coast
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Hania harbour
Athens on the return trip to Scotland
Athens on the return trip to Scotland
Athens museum
Athens museum
Athens the acropolis
Athens the acropolis
Athens the acropolis
Athens the acropolis