A group of 15 flew out to Crete with Chalfont Holidays to join the BN group holiday. Emerging over the mountain top and driving down the hairpin bends, avoiding the goats (who wander everywhere) we were all aware of the spectacular view before us as we arrived at the stunning coastal resort of Vritomartis.
At this lovely hotel we either enjoyed sitting on the verandas or dipping into the super large pool, both with stunning views of the sea, or we joined in the plentiful hotel activities; pétanque, archery, shuffleboard to name a few. We ran our own BN aqua class in the afternoons with lots of ‘noodle’ fun, and had several ‘BN only' group trips including one to the local village Chora Sfakion where we enjoyed a lunch at our host’s family taverna. One morning we ventured further afield to the ancient parts of Anopolis followed by a splendid and plentiful lunch with raki that didn’t stop flowing, and on another day to a war museum followed by delicious tastings at a winery.
The more adventurous of our group ventured out with the hotel party for challenging spectacular gorge walks and a jeep safari. The hotel entertainment ran every night with even a little Greek dancing thrown into the mix. On a couple of early evenings we were kept guessing with Andrew’s quizzes while drinking some excellent local wine.
The week went quickly, but the memories will last.
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