Today we took the bus to Elafonisi, the beach everyone says you have to visit if you come to Crete. A two hour bus ride in an air conditioned coach cost 44 Euros for the two of us return. The mountain hairpin portion of the journey was amazing as to how a bus this large can maneuver two way traffic. It was slower arriving than departing due to the number of cars in front of us. There are shades of pink where the water meets the sand. I don't like crowds, but we were happy to endure them to see this idyllic location at the south-western end of Crete. We quickly paid 8 Euros for two sun beds with grass umbrella in a quieter, less crowded part of the beach and then headed out for a walk to check out the various and vast spots in Elafonisi. It was stunningly beautiful but far to busy for our taste.
We then headed up for lunch to the Elafonisi Resort. A dusty walk where all of the vegetation was covered deep in dust. I cleaned off a leaf for contrast and took a picture. Most people brown bagged it or bought from the few vendors on the beach. As we were eating, the incoming procession of cars was never ending. The salad again was enough for four. The saganaki was so good. and the cat that joined us was named lucky. She preferred Jill's chicken to my fish. And again we were treated with home made raki. The view was brilliant with waters stunningly beautiful in all shades of turquoise
The bus ride back was only an hour and a half. After a half hour walk back home, we were happy to prepare for our next adventure, Paleochora, which will be another one and a half hour bus ride to the southern side of Crete where we will spend three nights on the Libyan Sea.