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Ramblers Worldwide Holidays leader

Yvonne at the "sardine" taverna

(Wed) Photographer: A. Hawkins

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Chef in Chania

From the taverna opposite the Cathedral

Photographer: A. Hawkins

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(Right) - Ron, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Leader

At a taverna in Karanos. All in reflective Mood

(Thu) Photographer: Keith Miller

One of the great joys of the holiday was eating in a different taverna each evening. Our leader, Yvonne of Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, wanted us to have the chance to experience the wide range of Cretan cooking so organised that the tavernas offered numerous main courses and, over the week, 21 different mezedes. Sometimes the proprietor gave us a free sweet course and often glasses of raki appeared. During the week we also indulged in three cooked lunches at tavernas where there was the opportunity for freshly squeezed orange juice and cold beers.

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Monument in Lakki

In the foothills of the White Mountains

(Thu) Photographer: A. Hawkins

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Taverna proprietress and a large orange cake

Cake and drinks before a church visit

(Thu) Photographer: A. Hawkins

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At the "cake" taverna

After church visit there was lunch

(Thu) Photographer: A. Hawkins

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White Mountains

From the hotel room Window

Photographer: A. Hawkins

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On the way to Stavros

Alan's lunch by the sea - Top table

(Fri) Photographer: A. Hawkins

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A Real Oscar

Who is the recipient? - Or are they fighting for it?

(Fri) Photographer: Len Banister

From the hotel we could glimpse, to the south, late snow on the tops of the White Mountains. A number of our walks took us into the beautiful foothills of the range, visiting en route attractive villages such as Lakki and Karanos. One day, on the west side of the Rodopou Peninsula, we reached the remote hamlet of Ravdoucha. Here we tucked into kalitounia pies (cheese and spinach filled) provided by the delightful family at Giorgia's Kafenion. So tempting were the pies that one or two walkers ordered five! No names mentioned, of course!

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Giorgia and her Pies

Ravdoucha hamlet on Rodopou peninsular

(Sun) Photographer: Len Banister

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The Rock Pool

Finishing our walk on the Rodopou peninsula

(Sun) Photographer: A. Hawkins

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Sheep Blockade

Oh dear! We are stuck in Crete for another week!

(Mon) Photographer: A. Hawkins

CRETE - Part 2