The drive across the interior of the island, from the north shore to the south one, is quite lovely.
1 Driving from Hania on the north coast to Zaros almost on the south, we stopped for lunch in Spili, but just stayed on road without venturing into the town, even thouogh it is supposed to be quite pretty.
2 The monastery at Spili
3 Nerium at Spili
4 The drive from Spili to the southern coast was another big surprise -- of splendid scenery.
5 What did I say?
6 Almost pure geology, but some small plants do survive.
7 Siv liked these "flowers".
8 Farther south, there were olive groves in the valleys.
9 We were too impressed not to stop and take pictures.
10 Arriving in Zaros
11 Approaching our hotel, out in the middle of olive groves.