There has a been a bit of a silence in my blog for the past few weeks. I took some time of from my hectic schedule to celebrate my 10th Anniversary to a handsome and wonderful Mr. Mendoza.
We traveled to a small village in Crete called Elounda, where no one is familiar with a word deadline ;-)
Although we did few trips in our cute little Fiat Panda to nearby towns such as Heraklion and Agios Nicholaus, we mostly stayed locally in Elounda and Plaka. There was no reason to venture out much as both had what we needed; the essence of the Mediterranean, the culture, the cuisine, the temperament, the architecture,and most importantly the tranquility, all this holistically captured in the form of a luxury resort. This wonderful resort we had a pleasure in staying for 8 days is called Domes of Elounda. It consists only suites & villas that provide a small number of exclusive guests with all the amenities of a resort, while offering a abundance of living space, privacy and extraordinary service.
as described on the website of the haven :"Minimally interfering with the natural habitat and harmonically blended with their surroundings, domed structures with breathtaking ocean views emerge from the ground, respecting its natural contours and creating a Mediterranean settlement on a hillside of flower gardens, stone pathways, and olive groves just a stone’s throw away from the Venetian castle on the island of Spinalonga, the setting for Victoria Hislop’s bestselling novel “The Island”
......This book was my vacation read. I loved the fact that as I lowered the book, as I laid in my beach-side hammock, I could see the island clearly in front of my eyes.
...."inviting the senses to feast on sights, scents and tastes from the rich outdoors through large windows, and spacious verandas that capture sea breezes and provide the perfect setting for the ultimate fantasy getaway. We invite you to experience... Domes of Elounda."
Visual Diary from my trip:
Elounda, Plaka & Spinalonga Island