Hi - We are a "young" couple in our 50's. We'd like to stay in a resort that has a good beach, beautiful views, some nightlife, villagey atmosphere, good food. We will be hiring a car. Could stay in self catering or hotel. Any suggestoins would be appreciated.
We are planning 8 nights in Crete. We are planning to hire a car so will have transport.
I would like to split the island into 2 parts - 4 nights in each as I prefer not to move Accommodation more than that.
We love beaches, food, bars, culture, lots of non touristy things and more food!! - the more local, the better!
Can anyone suggest (a) which 2 areas to stay (Chania and Heraklion?) of the 4 main districts?
I would love your suggestions on the best beaches and restaurants and things to do please
I appreciate everyone's help with my itinerary so far. I think we have a final itinerary but I have one more question.
We have a total of 14 days. Our itinerary so far is as follows:
Chania 3 nights
Loutro 3 nights
Rethymomn 3 nights
Enagron Ecotourism Village 3 nights
Iraklion 2 nights
What advice would you give about going to Agios Nikolas instead of Enagron?
Hi i was just wondering if there are any trips that visit Elafonissi beach from Hersonissos. If so how much would i be looking at paying and how long would the day be. I really want to go, its just convincing my partner to agree and keep me company. Thanks,
I'm due to visit Crete next week and I was wondering if the fact that I have 6 points, and the very old paper only copy of the drivers license, would be a major issue ?
may i have your opinions on the following itinerary:
Chora Sfakion June5-6
Agios Nikolis June10-11
Thanks for your help!
Suggestions for 2 week itinerary in late May
Is the Bull Bar in Gouves still having live music in 2014?
Staying @ Aldemar Knossos Royal in Hersonissos in mid-Oct for one week . Any tips to ensure safety during walking holiday?
WE WILL BE THERE IN OCTOBER, ANY ADVICE,
PLACES TO EAT,
COST OF TAXI'S
BEST OF ANYTHING?
ANY SECRET PLACES TO GO TO ?
I lived on Crete from 1969 a 1971 as a USAF dependent ( father was stationed on Iraklion AFB). I want to take my family to Crete within the next year - in hope of paying a visit to the section of Iraklion where we once lived. I remember heading west of the base and while riding the school bus along a winding mountain road. The section of town we lived in was a short walking distance from Lions Square. Although I do realize that Crete has undergone a lot of changes over the past 40 years, does anyone know where I can get my hands on a (English Translated) map of Iraklion from the late 60's or early 70's? I'm not too sure of the spelling but I'm looking for a street named Methosa. In addition, I'm searching for any information regarding a small hotel from that time frame by the name of Hotel Delaney (agin, not sure of the spelling). The hotel sat on a hill and overlooked a small fishing village. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
I will be in Crete later on this week with my sister, who has permanent pain in her ankle, and can only walk very slowly and really not far. The original plan was to stay in our hotel and pool, or go to the closest beach. She now thinks we should get buses to other beaches. I know it will vary from place to place but any idea how far in meters it will be from where a bus drops you off to the beach?
Any other tips on something that we could do for a bit of variety, or when it's too hot to be on the beach, that we could get to easily? Could be a general suggestion - ie whether a cafe is happy for you to sit in and read a book even if you're only buying the ocasssional drink, or specific places.
We'll be staying in Rethymnon, a small hotel called Thalassi.
We are intending on visiting Gouves around 27th Sep-11th Oct and wondered if things are still open then?
Tips, feedback, food, people ???
We are going in October
Hi everybody. I am a women travelling alone to Greece in June 2014. I travel by my own and i have to spend a lot of time looking for information for my trip. My question is: How many days do I need to see Chania, Retimo and Heraclio if i dont rent a car and go by public transportation ( buses). I only pretend to walk around the town and have a cafe watching the sea. I would like to visit the Gnosos palace and other arqueological sight near the towns. I would like to known how long take to go from Heraklion to Retimo and Retimo to Chania by bus. And finally!!: It is very difficult to go from Crete to Santorini and Mikonos? It is easy go to Rhodes? or it is better to stay all the time in Crete? thanks a lot for any advice!!! i really apreciate!!
Does anyone know if you can sail around Crete?
They say the bus will only take 20 minutes to get into town, but these places are not always honest, it is not the distance I am asking about, but the reputation of the busses on Crete, In some places we have gone to, the busses are either very erratic or way overcrowded... Can anyone advise me about this? Also we can either stay out of Iraklion and get a great deal.. or we can stay in the main city itself and get a less favourable deal
Any recommendations on a company for a car rental at the Heraklion port?
Will be spending just a week in gerani in July 2013 but desperately want to take the boat trip to spinnalonga, what's the best way to get from gerani to one if the ports that run trips out to spinnalonga???
Hope someone can help.. Nicola
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Hi, I am flying into Chania and need to get to herakloin, what would be the best way to do this? Thanks
We are coming to Crete at 11.20 pm to Chania Airport and we need to get to Rethymno. How is it better to do it? Is public transport still works that late?
How much may it cost?
I am traveling to Chania next week, I really need a nice recovering vacation. I booked to Minoa Palace where the spa offer is really nice, but a friend of mine recommended me this alternative health therapy called biomagnetismus or biomagnetismo available in Chania town...she has also done it in Spain, she was delighted. Has anyone tried it?
There are two ways to go - via Iraklion or via Ierapetra. Which way is faster? I'm sure each is spectacular , but there may be a good reason to choose one as better? We are hoping to cover the distance in a day if possible.
So...with some help about arriving Heraklion at Easter , we have decided to drive from the airport and go straight to Ag Nik even though it will be at night. Ag.Nik. seems a much better place to hang out for a few days.
So, after a couple of days exploring the Eastern end we should head towards the south in the car , as this sounds more like our kind of area.
We can probably see Knossos and the museum on our return to Heraklion.
So, ..what would be the best driving route from Gulf of Mirabella to the south coast?
Then from Preveli Beach should we head North to Rethymno and to Chania
and maybe base ourselves there to explore the West ?
We seem to be able to rent the car for Eu 135 week so it is possible for us to use it throughout - though there is then the pressure to use it instead of just lying around sometimes!
Advice on a great route around the island for the 17 days would be greatly appreciated..........thanks
Arriving in Heraklion airport 8 pm day before Easter. Will we be able to get to town? Is everything closed for Easter or do they allow for tourists to eat at tavernas etc.?
I just arrived on Crete today. Being a big fan of Youth hostels I went for the one youth hostel in Heraklion that got good reviews. Rent Rooms Hellas in Heraklion is closed, unfortunately. The other one I did not check. Just reading about it made me itch.
Rent Rooms Hellas is closed for ever, I just got an email that told me this.
It is off- season. Almost November. Does anybody have tips for youth hostels on Crete that are still open?
I checked Plakias, they are packing up this weekend ;(
I like youth hostels because it is a great way to meet fellow travellers. But other places with good communial spaces are alos good for meeting people.
Do any of you have good tips on hostels and places to stay where there are good communial spaces. Like a rooftop terras, garden, kitchen etc.
I know I am a lazy git for posting it like this, but: Any tips on must see/do things where there's also good accomodation would be great ;-)
Hello all I plan to go to Crete in November town Sitia How to get there?
by plane ? /by ferry ?
Hi all, we are trying to decide where to spend a week the start of october. has anyone heard of the Primavera studios and apartments in malia. we have gotten a good price for here. will the sun still be hot then. I hope so anyway hmmm
any help appreciated