My holiday in Crete: Alfred Bullus, aged 7

WHAT I LIKED

I liked the beaches, especially making coves out of sand and dredging them to make a harbour. We went high up into the mountains and you had to go up lots of windy roads which made my mum scared. We had a big villa – it had two balconies, three bedrooms, a pool and air conditioning to keep us cool.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

The worst bit was that it took an hour and a half to get our bags at Heraklion airport. Also I didn't like having to put toilet paper in the bin, or putting my face in the sea because it was so salty.

WHAT I ATE & DRANK

I ate Greek salad at every meal and had loads of lovely tzatziki. We had fresh seafood like barbecued octopus and squid in tavernas.

WHAT I SAW

I saw some amazing views when we went into the mountains. I also went to Knossos, which is a massive archaeological site. I must have seen at least 50 shrines by the roadside.

WHAT I BOUGHT

We bought some cherries from an old lady in a village called Gerakari and some honey in a village called Spilli.

Alfred wins a £15 book token. National Book Tokens are sold, and accepted in, all UK bookshops

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