Hello everyone! Long time no chat, but I have been in transition since leaving Delhi in early May! Since Delhi, I flew to Athens and spent about a week in the city. From Athens I took a ferry to the island of Crete and have been staying with a friend in Heraklion.
After the four months I spent in India, coming to Europe was a bit of reverse culture shock, and it took me a few days to re-assimilate to European life!
At first I was crossing the street in front of cars, realizing at the last minute they are not going to stop, and I can use a crosswalk. When getting on the metro, I really had to stop myself from pushing the people into the car – they were going so slowly and had so much room!
It’s funny, the things that bothered me about India, like the pushing and lack of order, became normal to me in such a sort period of time.
Overall, I am really missing India: the food, the vibrance of the streets, the yoga and spirituality, and the friendly people. But I am also enjoying the Greek sea, and the cleanliness, and feeling of safety I have here.
Plus, I no longer have to swim with clothes on, what a relief!
Last weekend, I visited the gorgeous seaside city of Chania, and went to the beach of Elafonisi. From Chania, Elafonisi is about two hours away by bus.
Elafonisi is probably the most stunning beach I have ever visited.
The sands are pink, and the water is clear and bright blue, creating a purple hue along the shoreline. A small island covered in sand dunes and rare purple flowers and cacti emerges in the center of the beach, allowing the sea water to flow around it creating many shallow pools and swimming areas.
I spent the entire day here in awe, and explored the water in many locations around the beach. Since it is May, it was a bit breezy outside, but the plus side is there were not so many tourists yet crowding the beach.
I hope to go back to this beach before leaving Crete, it is a very special place in my eyes, a real natural beauty.
Where is your favorite beach in this world? Have you ever been to Crete? What was your favorite beach on Crete?