Chatting to my friends tonight a few “plan” have been made. I say “plan” rather than plans as when I am on holiday things change as we want to relax rather than adhere to a rigid schedule.
I have some friends who want to go to Lake Kournas. This is a beautiful natural lake in Chania area of Crete close to Georgioupoli and it is possible to take a little road train trip from the village to the lake. I have been on several occasions and although it is lovely, there are several taverns and shops around the lake and it is a good spot to swim or hire a pedalo, I do not feel the need to spend too much time there. So we may drop the friends off who want to go there and then continue to Aptera.
This is a village closer to Chania town about 30 minutes from the lake and is a genuine Cretan village. There are some ruins there but they have been closed every time I have tried to visit them…let’s hope they are open this year! The other attraction is a taverna in the village. There appear to be two tavernas, one appears to be more tailored to tourists as it had flowers and is more modern in appearance. The other is a more traditional place frequented by locals. It is rough and ready, chairs do not match etc and would be easy to over look. I have been there a couple of times and the food is out of this world!
So that’s one day “planned”, oh and in case you are wondering, we may pick up the friends from the lake on the way back!