TakeFlight Grand Tour 2 Ep 4: Crete, Greece – Ancient Aptera & Glyka Nera Beach

In our fourth episode we start off with Dominica, Emily, Madeline and I going to the nearby ruins of ancient Aptera to learn about the Minoan civilization that was there as well as later Greek and Roman and even Ottoman settlements. The girls discover their first amphitheater, as well.

Then the next morning, Emily, Madeline and I drive all of the way south across the island to the almost inaccessible Glyka Nera, or sweet-water, beach where ice and snow melting high in the White Mountains turns into an underground river and bubbles up through the rocks on the beach to flow into the Libyan Sea. We had quite the adventure as the girls had never done a real hike before and were not very prepared for the terrain or the exposure in the hot Greek summer.