The Lesser Known Beauties of Crete

Today, on the gorgeous island of Crete, we visited the Elafonissi Beach. As many may not know, this beach was ranked as the 10th best beach in the world by TripAdvisor. Nobody wanted to leave but unfortunately there are only so many hours in a day. After the beach, the group and I made our way to the Manousakis Winery, which is right outside the village of Votalakkos. We toured the winery and taste tested 4 different wines. The winery itself had beautiful scenery and was an excellent spot to sit outside taste testing wine. I spoke briefly with the owner of the winery, Alexandra Manousakis,(don’t quote me on the name, I’m not sure if that is correct) who told me what it was like to run one and be a part of something not too many people get to experience. She said it is a wonderful time and takes a lot of effort, but at the end of the day it’s always worth it. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time on Crete and it definitely was the highlight of the trip so far!

John Varygiannis, Sunday, June 19

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