After numerous autumn holidays in the Canary Islands we decided on a complete change for 2015 and booked a two-week break at Vritomartis, our first visit to the beautiful island of Crete.
After a scenic trip over the cloud shrouded mountains from Chania we glimpsed our destination far below – Vritomartis, an oasis in the beige barren landscape. The friendly welcome and thirst quenching orange juice gave us an early taster of the kindness of the Sfakian people that we would experience over the next two weeks.
Our bungalow was beautifully located with stunning views from the balcony of the sparkling Libyan Sea and the island of Gavdos is the distance.
We start with an uphill ride with spectacular views of the Libyan sea on a curvy road to reach Anopolis village. The adventure starts when off road driving through a pine forest leads us to the beginning of Ilingas gorge. A short walk downhill and we reach a 14th century church and the only water spring in the area. Then the naturist part begins! 1,5 to 2 hours walk just like Adam and Eve and then off to Anopolis for a tasty lunch with traditional products and lots of tsikoudia! Join and you won’ t regret it!