Busy port of Herakleion

Herakeion Port

Herakeion Port

Two days in Herakleion (11th to the 13th of September)

Arriving in the busy port of Herakleion (Gr: Iraklion or ancient Candia [the real land of Candy]), I made my way past several super cruise ships and a crumbling Venetian fort, to the small boat marina.

Herakleion is busy, bustling, noisy, and architecturally uninspiring but it is civilization. I’d had my fill of quiet and goats on Astipalaia. But with local beer costing 5 Euro a glass, an antipodean beer swilling visitor would find himself penniless in no time…

I found my newly designated teetotaling (unless he buys the beer) crew surveying the many slumbering canines at the airport entrance. His first comment… “What is this… the third world?”

Hmmm wait ’till he sees his accommodation…