We set off in 2014, after thinking back and forth a couple of times, to book a stay at Vritomartis for our second honeymoon during July 2015. Coming from Finland you would expect us to be easy-going skipping around in the buff but it took some mental preparation especially for the male part even being the initiator to the idea. The inner Hercules was fighting the idea of showing the outer Hercule Poirot without the usual suit to cover up all the good life that had been collected over the last 20 odd years.
We will tell you about our first visit to Crete and hotel Vritomartis. It happened at the end of June in the summer of 2013. Μe and my girlfriend Eli left for the dream island of Crete. Due to the long road we chose to travel by bus to Athens and then by ferry to the second largest city of Crete – Chania. After a long journey on motorways we arrived at Athens and we got on the ferry. After a romantic night on the ship “Eliros” we landed at the port of Souda in Chania town in the early morning. We got on the bus that takes us to the small town of Chora Sfakion. Road passing through a passage of the majestic mountain Lefka Ori. The moment we stepped on Crete we were fascinated by the grandeur and beauty of the largest island in the Mediterranean. Continue reading →
From the first moment we drove down the mountain on the beautiful and scenic road to Sfakia, Crete, we became aware of the unique romantic atmosphere of this southern coast line. After discovering the excellence of Vritomartis and its people we started to explore all the unique and secluded beaches of the area. Like many other couples, we were in need of some quality romantic time as a couple. We had to refill our love cup with quality time and intimate connection. This beautiful coastline became a memorable experience and place to restore our intimacy as a couple.
This is a story from our first visit to Vritomartis many years ago. We had flown from the United States, changed planes in Athens for our flight to Chania, and then driven the little French rental car that we named “Gigi” over the mountains to Vritomartis. After unpacking and having dinner, we skipped the orientation talk and went straight to bed.
The next morning, we decided to go to the beach, but having skipped the orientation talk we were unsure how to get there. We missed the road to Filaki Beach and instead found ourselves driving down an unpaved road toward a secluded cove. We knew this must be the wrong place, but it looked pretty, so we parked Gigi and got out our towels and snorkeling gear.
We start on Thursdays at 8.00 from the hotel and our first stop is Loutro where we have some time for a drink. Afterwards we take the path and after 1 hour walk, enjoying the endless blue sea and sky, we arrive at Sweet Water beach. Sweet Water beach has springs of fresh ice-cold water coming straight from the White Mountains. The eastern part of the beach is naturist and there are Tamarix trees offering shade as well as umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. The tavern offers a variety of drinks as well as delicious food! We return with a private boat and we are back at the hotel around 12.45.