I Dream of Adrakos

 When I dream,
I dream of a view….

….  of throwing open red shutters and walking onto a little balcony

 …. to watch the sunrise

…. then laze around a mirror-pool
 
 …. before plunging into a spa with the same view
I dream of wandering around a garden gallery….
 …. of sleeping cats 
and eating cats
 …. of shards of pottery on an old Cretan wall
and Minoan pots as sentinels

…. of artistic rooks and crannies

of framed terracotta ….
and tin pots tinted blue ….

But most of all,I dream of Venetian door knockers

which lead me back to the view.

 
But my dream is just that …. a dream!

 
For hidden in a little corner of Eastern Crete is
Adrakos 
where all this and more abounds.
 
It is my escape
It is my little piece of heaven on earth
It is my dream come true,  
Thanks to Kostas and his Grandfather Adrakos.

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9 comments

  • Thank you Francesca for taking me back to Crete with your dreamy photographs.
    Costas

  • Francesca Muir March 13, 2012   Reply →

    Thank you Costa – the place seems to resonate with so many. Francesca

  • Amanda March 13, 2012   Reply →

    Beautiful!

  • Jacqueline @ HOME March 15, 2012   Reply →

    What beautiful images of this part of Crete, Francesca, and, it looks as if it's a little off of the beaten track and not the usual tourist destination…..just my sort of place !!
    ….and, many thanks for your lovely comment. XXXX

  • Francesca Muir March 15, 2012   Reply →

    Jacqueline – you would love it – run by a charming Cretan family – it's a MUST when you travel to Easter Crete! F x

  • Virginia March 25, 2012   Reply →

    Oh I'm so glad I scrolled down and found this post I had missed. Costas is right, t he photographs are dreamy. I would so love to see this place. Thank you for sharing,
    V

  • Francesca Muir March 25, 2012   Reply →

    Virginia this is THE most wonderful spot to completely relax and unwind – its beauty is astounding! Thank you also for your comment on The Colours of My Life… as you find red in your life – I too have a need to find colour in mine – mostly oranges and reds – which I also wear most of the time! They give me such a lift. F x

  • Mum August 21, 2016   Reply →

    How did I miss this all those years ago? Lovely words and pictures – more more please!! I can hear the sighing of the sea winds as I look out from the balcony with the red doors. Love

    • Francesca Muir August 22, 2016   Reply →

      It’s such a magical place and what happy memories I have of watching it being built. F xx

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