When I woke up this morning my mood wasn’t in a very good condition….. or maybe I can say that I did not have any mood at all, not to get up or make breakfast, not to work in the garden as I had planed to…. the only thing I did do was sit on the sofa …. doing nothing, so I thought that today was going to be a very lazy, lazy day. And as I knew that a friend would come by to go find a waterfall close to my village, I decided to call it off.
Luckily she arrived just as I was dialing her number, she also brought some sandwiches so we could have a pick-nick, so calling of was not an option.
We didn’t really know where to start as our direction and google maps were not very clear, so we decided to start walking where the river flows as the water of the fall falls into the river.
We were told that we could reach it through the water, but after a while we saw that that was not an option.
Back at our start point we took the car and drove up, for about 3km, where we saw a mud road going to the right, an off road with lots off stones and holes and small waterflows, BEAUTIFULL!!!!!
After driving for about 10 minutes over this road we decided to park the car and continue by foot, that’s what google maps adviced us. Believing in G maps again we started walking…… Wrong way!!! We returned to the car and started listening to the sounds around us, we both thought we heard water falling so we took the other direction, and then we came up to this small “waterfall”
After shooting this little one we followed the river further up and……….. there it was!!! a larger waterfall, probably not yet The One but the place we found was amazing beautiful, take a look yourself
We did not find the right waterfall yet but this place is also a pearl in Crete.
Covid19 is not gone yet but here in Crete we are still quite safe, so for those who want to escape for a while and enjoy the sun, sea, mountains and our private pool Fodele Relax is still open.
I’m totally prepared to welcome all tourists with safety and according to the Covid rules, as I have now the certificate needed to be allowed to work with tourists in Crete!!
Fodele is a typical Cretan village and my house is built outside of the village with great view over it. The house is also surrounded by orange trees which give me every spring a great view and a lovely blossom smell every time I open my balcony door.
What is amazing here during summer time is that twice a day swallows come to the pool to drink water or to bath here. Even while you are swimming in the pool, they come along to have their bath.
Het dorp Fodele is een aangenaam typisch Kretenzisch dorp waar de meeste mensen van de landbouw leven, het is het enige dorp in de provincie Heraklion waar sinaasappelen geteeld worden. Het heeft ongeveer 600 inwoners waaronder een zeventigtal kinderen die hier naar de lagere school kunnen gaan en die voor hun middelbare studies naar Heraklion moeten.
Het dorp heeft zijn eigen bakker en slager en ook een paar kruideniers winkeltjes, sinds een paar jaar is er ook een apotheek en helemaal in het begin van het dorp is er een landbouwwinkel waar ook ijzerwaren verkocht worden.
Fodele wordt het hele jaar door ook door veel Grieken bezocht tijdens de weekends, mensen komen hier graag wandelen en eten en ook het klooster van de heilige Pantelemon wordt vaak bezocht alsook natuurlijk het museum van El Greco.