Greece-Turkey Day 8: Crete

We’re docked in the beautiful port of Heraklion on the island of Crete.  Rocca de Mare, a Venetian fortress, is at the entrance to the harbor.

The Venetian fortress of Rocca al Mare in the port of Heraklion
Heraklion, Greece • 35°20’34.30″ N 25°8’3.92″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 100 • 1/400 sec at f/4.0

After disembarking we take a bus ride through the countryside …

The countryside in Crete on the bus to Epano Archanos
Epano Archanes, Greece • 35°14’11.78″ N 25°9’32.55″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 19 mm • ISO 180 • 1/30 sec at f/11

… and stop at the Miliarakis Winery for a wine tasting. Next it’s back on the bus for another ride with stunning vistas …

The countryside in Crete on the bus to Epano Archanos
Epano Archanes, Greece • 35°14’11.78″ N 25°9’32.55″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 38 mm • ISO 110 • 1/30 sec at f/11

… to the town of Epano Archanos and dancing at the Crete Tabepna.

Greek dancing at Crete Tabepna
Epano Archanes, Greece • 35°14’11.78″ N 25°9’32.55″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 1250 • 1/30 sec at f/2.8

Back in Heraklion we shop in the market …

Walking through the market in Heraklion
Heraklion, Greece • 35°20’29.33″ N 25°8’3.41″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 17 mm • ISO 100 • 1/200 sec at f/11

… and have a late lunch at Tevnvta.

Mickey and Donna enjoying “Greek Tapas” at Tevnvta in the market in Heraklion
Heraklion, Greece • 35°20’29.33″ N 25°8’3.41″ E
Nikon D7000 • Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 at 26 mm • ISO 100 • 1/100 sec at f/2.8

Tomorrow our cruise ends and we tour Athens and the Arcopolis.

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