The best boat is your friend's boat, right? Well, with Southern Cross Timer on the hard, we were landlubbers until good friends Jennifer and Mathias Dubulier invited us to stay on Phoenix, their Hans Christian 33, wintering in Réthymnon, Crete.
Even in late December, access to Crete from Bodrum could not have been easier. We caught the morning ferry to Kos and had a feast of grilled pork before catching a taxi to Kos airport and boarding Sky Express to Heraklion for only 55 Euro per person.
Crete is a fascinating island full of mountains, beaches and remote villages. The weather was warm enough to wade in the sea on Christmas Day, and Réthymnon town was full of university students, cafes, chic boutiques and a vibrant energy. This large island is a great pre or post Blue Cruise destination, and we can't wait to return.
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