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21.6.15

Holidays in Crete


 Hi!
 How are you all? I guess with many fantastic plans for the summer :)

 During the last month, I have been posting a lot about Turkey and you may wonder where I am now… well, I came back to the UK and I have been really busy at work, the weather in England has been quite cloudy but I do not mind when I am working, I find more difficult to work when it is a sunny and lovely day outside.
 I have had a really good time during June too. I travelled to Madrid with some friends, it was really nice to see them after such a  long time. I was going to do a post about my trip to Madrid but you probably have experienced that when we travel with a group of friends and every picture comes from a different camera, it makes a bit complicated to put them together when I don’t even know in what camera/card is the picture that I am looking for…  yeah, it  takes more time  to do a post and even longer when the main camera is still enjoying holidays!  I am waiting for the pictures and fingers crossed, I will get them very soon.

 In the meantime and while I wait, I thought to move my posts from Turkey to a different country and we are moving to Greece!

 Yes, I know! I did not go very far  :)

 
We travelled to Crete last September, Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek Islands, the weather in September was fabulous, no extremely hot, just as I like it.  We stayed in Rethymnon and we rented a bike to go around the island, riding a bike is great to stop easily in many places and enjoy the sun at the same time than we were on the road. 
View of Retymno beach from the Hotel balcony


Many colourful little churches that you can see in all the Greek Islands


 Renting a bike is the best recommendation to see Crete, the largest distance from west to east is 60km so you easily could move around the island by bike.




Crete is mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from west to east, we really enjoyed of beautiful mountainous landscapes



  











One more church
The Greek islands have a lot of churches, many families have their own Chapel. Many churches on countryside were built where miracles have been believed to happen. Others have been built as a life's dream or to thank for escaping from a bad moment or sickness.




My favourite trip in this island was our day in Lake Kournas, it is a beautiful freshwater lake in the midst of a mountain backdrop, you can sunbathe around the lake, there are sunbeds, or if you prefer, go swimming, hire a pedalo and see the goldfish and turtles in the deeper part of the lake, also plenty of wildlife i.e. ducks, birds , dabchicks… the lake is skirted by several tavernas, they have very delicious homemade yoghurt and raki with honey.

Arrival to the lake


While  it was sunny on the beach, between the mountains, the lake had its own micro clima, it was warm and sunny but it also had mist and clouds that made the views very beautiful





next to the lake we had some quiet beaches with less tourists

View of the lake




This is a picture from the hotel, we had really nice views, a long beach just opposite. From  Rithymnon to Kournas Lake took us 20 minutes by bike.
The Beach dress is from Primak, they had it on many different colours for just £5.00, I am a little fan of Primak haha


Thanks again for all your comments, I love reading them :)


xxx


93 comments:

Paola Lauretano said...

I visited Crete four years ago.... I love Greece!!!!!
Kisses, Paola.

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Nastya Deutsch said...

God, it's beautiful, very beautiful pictures!

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Emma Loves Fashion said...

Que bonito se ve todo!
Besos guapa,
Emma
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CharloJiho said...

Beautiful place ! I love your photos !

Allure Obsessed said...

Looks so amazing!! xx


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sara l said...

So pretty!

EuroAsia Fashion By Kintan said...

Amazing holiday pictures dear.Looks like that you have had an awesome holiday in Crete.This place,it´s in my wish list to visit.But from now,still too far from country where i live,so i have to wait till i move back to Europe,so it will be close from Germany.;-)
Wish you have a great Sunday dear.
Kisses xoxo

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A Simple Luxury said...

Amazing post! www.asimpleluxury.com

Nevena Krstic said...

Crete looks so beautiful! I'm so jealous I want to be on a beach in Greece! I hope you had an amazing time :) xx

All4 Barbie said...

Hola. Me gustan mucho estas fotos de tu viaje a Creta... Grecia es un destino fantástico... Ya leo que en Inglaterra no tienes muy buen tiempo... siempre que voy a Londres está nublado... bonitas fotos. Seguimos en contacto

sweetsimpleday said...

What a great place!! Awesome photos and outfit!!
Xoxo

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Moa Alfredsson said...

Beautiful pictures!! :)

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PanamaAsti said...

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Kinga said...

Beautiful pictures ! You're so pretty ♥ ! :)

Susannah Zabelle Gray said...

These images are lovely! Hope you had a lovely holiday

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La Travelera said...

Thank you!! Moving to Germany? Wow

La Travelera said...

Thanks sweetie! X

La Travelera said...

There are many beautiful places in the Greek Islands that I will show you in my next post. Follow me so you don't miss them! X

Roberta Romeo said...

Amazing places dear! *-* Great pics! ;)
kisses
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My Stylish Corner said...

Great photos! Such an amazing place :)
You can check out my post about Greece on my blog :)

I'm following you on GFC :)

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mybeautrip said...

Qué maravilla de paisajes y de playas. Otro destino que me apunto!
Besotes

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Sheree Ho said...

Beautiful photos again and love your romper.

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Winfred Vumba said...

Amazing Pictures

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Claire said...

Such beautiful photos!

God bless,
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Cvetina Cekova said...

Wow i need to be there, the pictures are breathtaking! Such a lovely place!
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Milex said...

Agnieszka Ilnicka said...

I love Crete! I was there 5 years ago :) Tomorrow im going to Turkey, Cesme :) And now im ur follower :)

Chelsea Borgerding said...

I have never been to Crete but have always wanted to go! Thank you for the inspiration!

Chelsea
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La Travelera said...

aww I'm so pleased for you, you said you have never been in Turkry before, you will love it!! Enjoy your holidays darling xx

What Would V Wear said...

Happy Monday, my gorgeous friend! You look so lovely – I’m totally smitten by your look today!
Sending you much love & hope all is well!
xoxo, Vanessa
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Heidi Colourvibes said...

Que precioso se ve todo! Grecia está en mi lista de pendientes!! ;)

besitos guapa!
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Pilar Bernal Maya said...

A great place, very Mediterranean. I'm glad for you !!! it is well spent. A destination to include in my list.
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Straight A Style said...

You are hard to keep up with these days! Love the photos (as usual).

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Dora Toubanaki said...

I have never been to Crete! Looks awesome!
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Alessandra Heidelberg said...

Such beautiful pictures! I would like to go to Crete
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Linsey Sijmons said...

Absolutely amazing photos, as always!

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Brina S. said...

Hey dear, thanks for following me, follow you back :)

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Anna Moore said...

Followed u))))

Sophies Little Secrets said...

I love Crete, It's so beautiful there! Lovely photos!

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Tina Phan said...

Omgosh you make want to go here, it's seriously so beautiful! I love the photo of the colorful umbrellas!

Tina
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LBG said...

Gorgeous! I've been to Athens but not Crete! Amazing inspiration!

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La Joie de Vivre! said...

fantastic photos my dear, that place is amazing! :D I'm your new follower <3

Perla Sanchez said...

What an amazing holiday! I love your pictures, the beach looks so beautiful.

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Alice said...

wow, i will visit greece next year for my honey moon! :)

xoxo,
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Dinka Milašin said...

I love travelling to. I love your blog, sooo nice and sunny pics. I'm following you on GFC, i hope that you will follow back.

Adria said...

Beautiful destination! Totally love your pictures!
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Patricia loves fashion said...

Amazing pictures, I was in Crete few years ago and I really enjoy i staying there, look like you too ;) Great jumpsuit ;)

Pam Scalfi said...

I have that same dress in blue :) £5 is just amazing hahaha

Beautiful place, I'm so jel!

Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Lenya said...

I wanna go there, like right now. What a beautiful country. You look so cute in that romper, girl.
kisses
Lenya
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Dylana Suarez said...

This place looks fantastic!

xo

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Brighton Hill said...

These photos are sooooo beautiful! Now I want to go to Crete so much! Lovely post! And yes, I am following you on Bloglovin :)

xo, Bry

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NotJessFashion said...

This seems like a lovely vacation. The pictures look great!

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awhite said...

Crete is gorgeous! Lovely shots!

-Ashley
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Dressed With Soul said...

Looks like paradise! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures <3
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Alice Cerea said...

I love your style baby!

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Silvia Negretti said...

I visited Crete some years ago, It's an amazing place for summer vacation!
Follow you! ;)
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Ivana Split said...

You look amazing in that neon dress...the photos are phenomenal....I hope to visit Greece some day.

Carmen Gimeno said...

Qué belleza de imágenes!!!
Un beso
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Desirèe D'Aloia said...

very beautiful pics!

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JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Would love to visit Greece! Especially after reading you post, lovely lady! And I bet it's not that much expensive nowadays since they have the financial crisis overthere! Beautiful photos as always!!

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La Travelera said...

Haha In the tourist areas the prices have not really gone down. For good prices, Turkey is definitely cheaper than the Euro zone :) xxx

justmybynoemy said...

Yo quierooooo!!! Que envidia!! Y el vestidito amarillo me encanta!!!
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Chloe Barnes said...

Looks so gorgeous <3 love your dress! :)
Chloe xx
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Blanca Ancosta Jiménez said...

Hola,guapísima! Me ha encantado tu post, es genial todo lo que visitas cariño!Yo me voy a Canadá y te dejo que te subas a la maleta pero espero que tú también me lleves en cada uno de tus viajes, jejeje! Te espero en mi último post,http://blancaancosta.blogs.elle.es/2015/06/23/que-todo-el-que-la-abandona-suena-con-volverla-a-ver/, un besazo muy grande!

La Travelera said...

Jajaja Me gusta el trato! :)
Pasalo muy bien guapa!! 😘

tr3ndygirl fashion blog said...

fantastic Creta! nice pics
I wish you an happy day
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Diane said...

Ah, I really hope to make it to Greece one day! It looks spectacular.

Diane
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Nequéren Reis said...

Que lindo amei as imagens arrasou
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Adriana R. said...

Such an amazing place!
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Adela Acanski said...

Beautiful post! <3
Nice place

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Rhonda Albom said...

Crete is beautiful.Your photos are really wonderful and inviting. I would love to visit there sometimes. Are you moving to that island? We discovered Primark when we were in the UK and we loved it too.

La Travelera said...

Haha I would be nice haha. I have just realised with your question that it could be understood like that, it is my English ;)
I meant my posts were moving to a different country as I been a month posting about Turkey... I live in England and I think I'll be in the UK for many many years, if I ever move, it will be to Spain ❤️

Ivana Split said...

Thank you for following me, I can't find your gfc but tonight when I have access to a laptop (i am on my phone now) I will do it.

The Fashion Lotus said...

This is so beautiful! I really want to visit in this life time!
Xo
Jeanie
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Miss LovelyAttitude said...

this looks so beautiful *_*

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Ivana Split said...

I have followed you with gfc!

Layla Sprinkles said...

This is such a lovely post - all your photos are gorgeous and I agree, Greece is a beautiful place to visit, the weather is gorgeous and hot and there's so much to see and do! :)

Layla xx

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La Travelera said...

Layla, Yes,your country is Beautiful and You should be very proud of it :)
xxx

Ashlee Favro said...

This trip looks incredible!! Want to visit there so bad!

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K / House of KTS said...

I am so in love with these photos. There's just something romantic about the scenery as well. Beautiful post. I definitely enjoyed this.

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Rachel S. said...

These photos are beautiful, I am so excited for my vacation coming up soon :)

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What Would V Wear said...

Happy Wednesday, lovely! YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
I truly hope this day is as beautiful as you are, stunning lady!
Sending you much love!!!
xoxo, Vanessa
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Gabrielle said...

I love how much travelling you've been doing lately - I hope you had a fantastic time in Madrid, by the way! All of these travel images from Greece are lovely (wonderfully bright and fresh) and make me want to hop on a plane and go explore! :)

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Annie L said...

So gorgeous, it looks like a great trip!
xo Annie
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Sybil said...

oh man!! i wish i were on vacation in this beautiful place! :D

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MELODY JACOBS said...

nice and beautiful
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Ana Pau Madero said...

Como siempre nos enseñas lugares bien bonitos!
Un beso

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Wandering Veronique said...

Fabulous pictures! I am visiting Corfu this September and simply cannot wait!

Isabel Rodríguez said...

Un lugar ideal para desconectar. Besos
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La Travelera said...

Gracias Guapa! :)

La Travelera said...

Corfu will be lovely too! Enjoy your holidays and I'll see your pictures then xx

La Travelera said...

Thanks sweetie x

June said...

Photos are beautiufl! I'd love to visit Santorini some day. A lot of my friends have been there and we have a Santorini theme club here in my city inspired by it :)
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