Balkan Terrapins (Georgioupolis, Crete) Reviews
Newest Review: ... to park the car near the beach and walked back through the town and across the bridge and down towards the river mouth. There was a lovely large pelican who posed proudly on a fishing boat just under the bridge. The boys were very interested in his beak and discussed the fact that he could catch fish in that huge beak. He very obligingly flew off and landed on the river to demonstrate his fishing ability. We hired two pedalos as it was 5 Euros per person and we could have had one pedalo each but that would have been very hard work. We had to pay for one of the boys but in exchange he got a 'free' T shirt with a turtle on it. Our daughter... more
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by - written on 19/10/09, updated on 17/08/11 (Very useful, 99 readings)
While we were in Crete this summer 2009 we had our two young grandsons with us so we were limited as to the sorts of trips we could go on as their interest in Cretan ruins was limited but they really love animals and seeing them in the wild. We discovered quite by chance that it was possible to see turtles or terrapins by going up the Almiros river estuary in Giorgiopolis. I think they may be a Balkan terrapin or Mauremys rivulata rather than the sea turtles or Loggerhead Turtles that lay their eggs on the beaches of Crete and are the ones being protected by a number of charities today. Our small grandsons are very interested in wild life and so ... Read the complete review
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