Grand Tour of East Crete: Heraklio and Lasithi
I crossed a Grand Place of East Crete:Heraklio and Lasithi in 18/08/2012 and 19/08/2012. It was God’s Will to do it and this happens once in a Millennium. I started the tour from Nea Alikarnassos towards Malia. Then I went up to the Mountain Selena. I stopped at Mohos district for a drink. Some friendly people and traditional taverns were there. One exception, a thin man with a moustache who throwed a small bottle of water under my car but anyway, I think he was joking. I stayed until 15:30 Then I started driving like a F1 Driver. It was very dangerous because the roads were narrow. I followed the route from Mochos to Kera and Tzermiado and I made a really Fast Round of Lasithi Plateau and then I started going down from Mesa Lasithi to Zenia, Adrianos with a quick stop for fuel at Agios Nikolaos. Then I continued going down from Agios Nikolaos to Istro, Pachia Ammos towards Ierapetra. I entered Ierapetra and then I turned towards the South East Lasithi. I passed Ierapetra Camping and I stopped at Korali Beach for Swimming. The wind was blowing very strong so that tiny sand stones were flying. The Game continued between 20:00-21:00, when I took the road to the “Queen of South Crete”: Ierapetra. I had some pork meat and Soft Drinks and a Cold Coffee at the East Part of Ierapetra. Then I took the road towards Myrtos, crossing Gra Ligia, Stomio and Neos Myrtos. I crossed Myrtos between 21:30-22:00 and entered Viannos Municipality (Tertsa) about 22:00. (18/08).I spend the night at a peaceful beach West of Tertsa District (19/08). It was a Miracle. I was staring at the Night Sky who was crystal clear and hundreds of stars were shining. Some Fishing Boats were still on the Livikos Sea till early in the morning. I woke up about 07:00 am and the sea was calm. I “washed my face and body” with a short swim. Then I continued towards Psari Phorada, where I arrived between 08:20-09:00. I had some drinks and sweets and I went for swimming until 13:00-14:00. I had two ice creams and a soft drink and then I took the road back to Heraklion, crossing the Omalos Mountain to Viannos, Panagia, Kasteli, Kalo Chorio, Koxari, Gouves. I reached the North National Highway of Crete between 17:00-18:00 and finished between 17:30-18:00.
It was a unigue driving and tour experience. E-BCR, Michael Kassotakis, www.e-bcr.com