It’s getting hot here. Very much so. Well beyond 35 degrees, Celsius that is. For you Fahrenheiters, that’s the equivalent of 95 euh… points or something. Yvonne and I went to the south coast on Sunday to cool off, after trying the beach east of Iraklio on Saturday. Too many waves there, all red flags on every beach. If you can’t get into the water, what’s the point? The sand is hotter than the floor tiles in our apartment. Might as well stay there then. So, up to the south. Or down to the south, depending on your geographical orientation. We took the difficult road, about 1 hour drive from Iraklio to Pirgos over asphalt, we had to ask in the center of town for directions, then exit Pirgos through the backdoor, 60 minutes steep into the mountains over a dirt track and another 90 minutes descent over the same quality dirt road. It was breathtaking! Unbelievably beautiful hot dusty glory of hard rock all around us. Until we spotted the blue waters at Tris Eklisíes. There we learned that there was an easy road from Chárnakas, 5 kilometers west of Pirgos. But nobody claimed it was beautiful.