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Old 01-23-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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A video from the ride.


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Old 01-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #17
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Well, thats all from this small ride. Here is a map of the route. marks are in Greek, but u can find more details in google earth.
Btw, blue is for asphalt and yellow is for dirt road


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Old 01-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #18
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Crete is on my bucket list...I'm a hiostory nerd, and want very badly to see the Minoan temples across the islands and the various sites in the mountains...
Stay tuned and you will see some mostly unknown archaeological sites with a motorcycle point of view

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This looks just fantastic....I'm in on this.
Ride reports will come every few days. We have lots of material and just started posting
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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Looking forward to it!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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Very good RR.
Hope DAN is doing better.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #21
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Thanks for showing us some of your beautiful island!

I've always wanted to visit. Perhaps someday.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #22
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You've got some beautiful scenery and great places to ride. I've been to Crete several times but never had the chance to get out into the countryside. Now I know what I was missing.

Looking forward to more pics.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:31 PM   #23
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Thanks for the nice comments. We have hundreds, maybe thousands of pictures to share with you from places at Crete that, as Nikos (markas) wrote, are unknown to most people of our island and for sure to tourists that come for a week or two and have no time to explore. We hope you will enjoy them!
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #24
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BEAUTIFUL pics!

Thanks so much for sharing your trips!

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Old 01-24-2012, 04:36 AM   #25
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Lione di Pietra


ΛΙΟΠΕΤΡΟ


(Translation: Liopetro)










Or as the Venetians used to say:

Lione di Pietra


(This ride took place 12th March 2011)
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:00 AM   #26
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Whoever i asked, gave me no descent answer. No one seemed to know anything about it and much less about a castle that our map showed in the area. Even the Internet didn't provide us with much info. Many told us that the castle should be in ruins, a few stones above some others and nothing worth seeking, but what if they are wrong?
What is there to be found in this forgotten part of Crete?






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Old 01-24-2012, 05:07 AM   #27
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Great pics

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:11 AM   #28
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Well, a dream i had for a couple of years now is to ride around my island as close to the sea as i can. So, being a sucker for castles did the trick and got the party started!



The team consist of the usual:


Kiriaki, our Extreme photographer!





Yannis the explorer, also know as yns







Nikos the two-up, also know as markas (me )






And last but not least, our guest star Manolis the iron butt, also known as painterakis




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Old 01-24-2012, 05:17 AM   #29
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Wow. Thanks for the memories. Crete is truly one of Greece's gems. My wife and I spent our honeymoon there...

More pictures please !
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:23 AM   #30
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We start from Heraklion (where Yannis and i live) around 8 in the morning and arrive in Agios Nikolaos (painterakis home town) half an hour later to find him waiting for us. The scenery and the road itself may be nice but we have made it hunderds of times, so no pics from that part.
We regroup, exchange some more info (nobody knew anything but we drank some Raki to warm us a little) and got back on the road.








The road is twisty as almost all roads in Crete are. We are used to it of course so without any delay...





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