We had our last breakfast at the Blue Horizon and said goodbye to Maria and her mother. Our bus was leaving at 11 so we wheeled our bags through town to the bus station. The ride through the mountains is spectacular. We were in Chania in just under two hours. The Nefeli Hotel offered to store our bags when we returned so we could spend time in Chania before our bus to the airport at 4pm, so nice. I found a shop in old town that sold raki, a different brand than the duty free and considerably cheaper. I couldn’t pass up a bargain. We also went to the store that sold bracelets and made a few more purchases. Then on to leather street which has a great pottery shop. We had already been in twice when we first landed in Chania and made purchases each time. We have been drinking wine in small stemless glasses and wanted to see what they had in pottery. We found exactly what we were looking for. It was then time to eat.
We had lunch by the church square in old town. We shared a cheese saganaki, which I wanted to have one last time. Jill was craving schnitzel and I, Octopus. Both came with glorious, perfectly cooked, creamy on the inside, crispy chips. We were stuffed. This was going to be our last meal of the day. We brought cheese, olives, and some rusks to snack on before bed.
We checked into the Sofitel at the airport, as a treat, since we needed to catch our 7 o'clock flight with Austrian Airlines to Vienna and then on to Toronto.
Our holiday was wonderful. I hope those that followed my very detailed blog and accompanying pictures enjoyed their time.