This year I have made a 'tentative' plan -- one that should work fine, making sure ferry and bus connections are suitable.
This time, I'll stay a day or two in Heraklion and visit the Minoan site of KNOSSOS again and then take the bus to ELOUNDA.
From Eloudi I can get a boat for a day trip to the former leper's island, SPINALONGA. This was once a Venetian stronghold during the Turkish invasion and eventually became a leper colony, occupied until 1957.
After this little jaunt I'll go back to Heraklion and from there get the ferry over to the island of MILOS.
this is a fascinating little volcanic island with chalk-white rock formations, hot springs and good beaches. I'm hoping to spend a few days there exploring before heading back to Athens.
|VOLCANIC CLIFFS OF MILOS,|