If I were to want someone to drive me and my husband around in a boat for a couple of hours in crete would this be a fun/ romantic thing to do? and if so how much would this cost?
My father, brother and I are going to Crete Island this sunday. Does anybody know how to get from Chania to Hersonissos cheapest and easiest?
What is the best way to take your holiday money to Gouves? Is it travellers cheques or pre paid card or euros or stirling cash? Thanks
How safe is road biking on crete? I have had no problems in Italy or France but am very wary of Greek drivers because there isn't a big cycle presence there.
Hi everyone. We will have a car in Crete in July and will have 3 nights in Reythmnon, 4 nights in Chania and 1 night in Heraklion. Seeking your suggestions for any self drive day trips please.
My husband is a big foodie so any great stop off suggestions for food would be fabulous.
Would also love any off the beaten path (non tourist / very local) suggestions
Thanks heaps! Rach x
Hello! I would like to ask how much costs tickets on boat from Ierapetra to Chryssi Island? round-trip for 3 people? we are going on Crete in July. And is it worth to go to Chryssi Island?
Is it possible to visit most of the sites, beaches and towns without a car?
We're a couple with no driving licenses.
Me and a couple of girlfriends are planning on traveling to Crete next week for 5 days. We have traveled already in other countries by ourselves but none of us has ever been in Greece. I would like to know if there are any known dangers for a group of girls or is it just normal pickpocketing that we have to look out for?
Hi There - Id love to get peoples suggestions for Accommodation in the old town of Chania please.
I am looking at accommodation for a couple in the old town (i like the look and sound of this area) or near the harbour looks nice too. Seeking suggestions / recommendations for a small boutique hotel or apartment that has a pool?
Looking for something no more than 180 Euro per night ($250 AUD)
Thanks in advance!
Is there any nice clubs around or in Kokkini Hani for 3 young people? Where we can go to have fun?
Hello, we are are a young married couple who are looking for taking a vacation in greece, and we though crete is the island to go. We have a few questions:
A. We wanted to know how is the weather in early may ? is it still rainy ? is the ocean water cold ? are in-door pools at hotels / parks heated ?
B. We usually like to stay in quality (yet not crazy expensive ones) hotels, we need a room with a refrigerator and a king size bed. Funny enough it's hard to find good hotels in booking.com (cause most people i guess don't book from booking so all have few reviews) and even in top rated hotels in tripadvisor you can see people say about good reviewed hotels that the rooms are hostel-like quality, etc...
I don't mind paying 120 euro per night (or less :) ) to get a no fuss, good quality room in a good quality hotel, if you got a good recommendation.
C. I perfer an area where you have good beaches, can take good trips and have intresting places to see (and to eat :) ).
D. Again, is there a trick to find the golden hotels, or such do not exists ?
E. Is Rhodes or another island better suited for my requirements ?
Visiting Crete in August, Could anyone tell me the cost of a taxi from outside Chania airport to Stalis
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?