Dance to the Rethymno of the Night

by | Jul 24, 2023 | Crete, Fit for Foodies, Greece, July 2023: The Greek Epic, Serendipitous! | 0 comments


On our 3rd day in Crete, we packed up our things and drove out east to Rethymno, a charming resort city between Chania and Heraklion.



Like many other cities on Crete, Rethymno was founded by the Minoans and was then occupied by the Romans, the Venetians and the Ottoman Empires. And just as it was back then, Rethymno’s Venetian harbor remains filled with fishing boats and lined with tavernas featuring a lighthouse built in the 1830s.



We decided to dine at Achinos for lunch where I was lucky to experience some of the best cooked fish of my life.



“Best cooked fish of my life?” So many contenders on my travels has rendered such claims questionable. So at this point what I really meant to say it was the “best” fish through the lens of an unplanned lunch where the meat of the fish was unexpectedly cooked and steamed so well I felt like I was eating a rare steak.

It was that good. I’d say it’s up there for sure.



What a surprise.



During lunch and for the third time (and making it our second serendipity in Crete!), Suhrid and Pooja once again crashed unexpectedly in the middle of a monsoon. The last time we saw them do this was when we took a pandemic road trip across the USA and running into them in Montana.

Good to see you and glad you could join us again Suhrid and Pooja!



After lunch we wandered around Rethymno’s old town some more, hunting for ice cream.



Then by 6pm we returned back to our cars and headed onwards east to Heraklion where Sujay and Kelly would be waiting for us.




- At time of posting in Rethymno, it was 28 °C - Humidity: 54% | Wind Speed: 6km/hr | Cloud Cover: sunny and humid


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