Saturday, September 10, 2011
Crete #03: A trip to Elafonisi
We signed up for a little trip to Elafonisi, but before we get there we had some stops at fun places. First a family where we got goatscheese snacks and next a cave 'Agia Sofia'.
Elafonisi (Greek: Ελαφονήσι [elafoˈnisi] "deer island") is an island located close to the southwestern corner of Crete. When the weather is fine it is possible to walk to the island through the shallow water. The island is a protected nature reserve.
Pretty views from the bus
Cave Agia Sofia:
Last stop: Elafonisi, known for it's beautiful colored water and it's bad history (On Easter sunday of 24 April 1824 prox 850 Greeks, mostly women and children, were killed on Elafonisi by Ottoman soldiers)
After a pause for a swim and a bite, we got on this boat which brought us to our tourbus to bring us back to our apartment.