Rides bikes, paddles sea kayaks, takes pictures. Life on the road & my home in Cornwall.
After 9 days of riding without a break a rest day was in order…I’m lucky in that the temperatures have to be to closer to 40 degrees before I’m affected too much but even so the relentless climbing was beginning to take a toll. I would have liked one last high mountain camp but I’m not here alone so can’t have everything my way.. ;-) Instead a highly agreeable solution of one last big mountain day out followed by two nights and a full day of doing almost bugger all on the rather lovely Lasithi Plateau. We lucked into a brand new, fully equipped apartment (washing machine, kitchen, living room, 2 ensuite bedrooms) with a garden, pool and fine mountain views just outside the village of Tzermiado for just 20 euros each per night. Our hosts are wonderful and brought us a sack of oranges for juicing, local yoghurt, fresh bread, biscuits, coffee etc simply in the name of hospitality. If you come this way ask at Taverna Kronio in the centre of Tzermiado, or email email@example.com. Prices will probably be a little higher but as a base for exploring the plateau and hiking in the surrounding mountains you won’t find better.
So, when I last wrote we were in Pirgos… I liked Pirgos, a friendly, laid back village, a favourable impression further reinforced when a local chap paid for our coffee as we were leaving town.
Right, that will do for now I think. Time for siesta. From here just a couple of days riding back to Heraklion. After all the heat and sun the weather is changing… cool, windy and perhaps rain by Tuesday. Ho hum.