Author: Lynn Lotkowictz.
Date of Trip: October 2015
I just returned from my second solo trip with Global Volunteers. The team consisted of nine others (some couples some solo). The assignment was working with children and adults on conversational English (no teaching experience required)
We stay at the Hotel Handakas, very basic family run with three excellent meals per day. The others on your team are like minded individuals who enjoy travel, the authentic experience of total immersion in the community and the reward of giving back.
There is free time every day and weekends to visit nearby museums, srcheological sites, quaint scenic Mediterranean villages and the beach with mountains in the backdrop. The hotel is conveniently located to bus and is within walking distance to two small towns, Amadoura and Gazi. The port town of Heraklion is a $1.80 twenty minute bus ride.
Crete is safe. People are very welcoming, helpful and friendly . I count this as one of my best life experiences and am certain to return