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Kalo mina! The start of another wonderful Spring month!The sky is blue the weather mild and the snow on top of the Psiloritis mountains has begun to melt…a sure sign that things are warming up.
With just a splash of rain over the last few months the wildflowers have bloomed and blanketed the countryside in a wonderful array of colour. The long wild grasses are gently blown by the cool breeze coming down off the mountains, and the shepherds with their flocks can be seen, and heard, across the fields with plenty for the sheep to eat; in no time at all the landscape will be completely changed.
May is a perfect time to go walking around Crete. The flowers and grasses stimulate the senses, a mix of vibrant colours and gentle scents, making the walks all the more pleasurable. The area around Agia Galini is very popular with walkers and there is a useful guide for those wanting to make their holiday a little bit more adventurous!
There is a gentle lull in May as lots of the tourists, especially families, have left and this gives many workers an opportunity to prepare for the main season in June through to August. Most of the bars and tavernas are open and ready and everywhere has had a spruce up anticipating the rush of the coming summer months. There are still tourists about and this relaxed atmostphere gives opportunity to enjoy the tavernas and chat with the locals all with the added bonus of the shining sun and the mild, not too hot, temperatures.
If you should get the chance to visit Agia Galini and spend some time down in the harbour be sure to look out for the work on the amphitheatre, which is currently under going some expansion work. It looks amazing and should provide an excellent outdoor entertainment space for future events.
Enjoy this last Spring month…before we know it Summer will be here and things will really begin to hot up!