Goats on Cretan Roads – A Story in Pictures

Some things can provide you with access to a certain place: let’s say, wine tasting may be your key to Tuscany, surfing – a key to Hawaii or techno clubs – a key to Berlin. One of the ways to understand the soul of Crete may be through counting its sheep (and goats).

Here are some of the goats and sheep we met on the roads of Crete:

 

goats on the road

While we were taking a picture of a spectacular sea view (there was an old mountain church behind our back), a cute baby goat just jumped in front of our camera. Southern Coast of Crete, near Preveli Monastery.

 

sheep on the road

A train of sheep crossing a hiking path.

 

donkeys on the road

The sheep are usually watched by bearded military clad shepherds, travelling in this kind of trucks.
Shepherd is a profession that was always of interest to me – at least I have an idealistic image of it in my mind: a shepherd spends idle days lying in the shade of an old apple tree or walks her herd across green meadows. If it doesn’t work out with blogging, maybe I will try it out one day

 

goats on the road
goats on the road

The goats like chilling in the ruins of houses and churches. Aradena church.

 

goats on the road
goats on the road

Goats in gorgeous gorges of Crete. Rouvas Forest.

 

sheep on the road
sheep

Sheep herds on the road make a scenery lively. Western coast of Crete.

 

sheep on the road

Sometimes they might even block the road…

 

Do you have any memorable pictures of goats and sheep yourself? Please, share them!

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