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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?
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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.?
Aloha. 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
Hi We plan to do some day trips. We would like the rent a car. Is there a car renting agent near the mare blue village hotel near heronissos? Or maybe it will be more economic to join an hotel tour? Thanks.
hi is there any special events in this day ? is stores will be closed early? thanks
I will be staying in Plakias this winter and it is important for me to buy ecological grown foods. Most of the time I will be without a car, so close would be nice but not a must. Anyone here knows if there is a local marked or a shop with eco foods and maybe even clothes? Thanks Susanne
Hello, My two sisters and I are coming to Crete for the first time on August 1st though August 8th. We don't know where we are staying yet, but prefer to stay in 1 place and take day trips from there. We will be renting a car. Originally we were thinking of renting a house/villa, but are open to other ideas since our earlier booking fell through. A few things to mention: We are in our 40's/50's, so a crowded, party scene is not what we are after. Would love to have 3 separate bedrooms. We would like a pool, a/c, kitchenette, and a quieter ambience. We like to hike and enjoy nature, go to markets, swim, see historical sites and museums, and of course, eat. We were thinking of Rethymnon because it is more centrally located, and then we can travel to Chania, etc.., but it is not essential that we stay in that particular prefecture. Also, I've heard that it is very windy at this time in certain areas. Which beaches/areas are the windiest during early August? I prefer a sandy beach over a pebble one any day, but should any locations be completely avoided due to Meltemia? In addition to avoiding super windy beaches, we don't want our housing in a super windy area either. Any direction/ideas you can give us are very much appreciated.
We will be in Ayios Nikolaos arriving by cruise ship and would like to visit the Palace of Knossos. Will there be taxis available at the dock to take us there and can we get a return to the ship afterwards? Is there a local bus? Are there local tour companies on the dock? Thank you.
In the early 1970s, I lived on the island of Crete for two years. Unfortunately, I was unable to return until 2004 and planned my return very poorly. I hope to return this fall and would dearly love to meet up with anyone who worked at Heraklion Air Station during the early '70s. I suppose that I am hoping that there are residents of Crete who are members of VT who also worked or knew people who worked for the US Air Force. Any tips, hints, or whatever would be greatly appreciated. I would name some of the people that I remember but I would inevitably forget one or more of my dearest friends and I do not want to do that.
With no direct flights from my nearest airport, I am restricted to where I can get to on a package tour. Gouves is available to me at a good price. I am a solo female traveler, not looking for wild night-life, or anything in particular really. I will not have a car and will be hoping to find some day trips/excursions from my accommodation. I am happy to use public transport. Do you think it is a good place for my first taste of Crete? Any suggestions are welcome. :-)
Hi Travelling to Hersonissos in May, is it possible to get to Spinalonga independently, or Do I need to use the tour operator charging £95 (around 110 euros)
Hi, we are a young couple planning holidays in 1st wk of April to crete island for 3days.We are landing in Heraklion airport.Can u suggest some romantic places(preferably top few to cover in 3 days) to go around and also some nice beaches please? Which is area is handiest to stay around for access to top attractions and also a budget hotel? Also will there be buses operating after 10.30pm from Heraklion aiport?
I am trying to plan a trip to Balos beach next August. From what I can tell, the two options in getting there are (1) the ferry from Kissamos that leaves at 10AM and returns in the early evening, or (2) driving the unpaved road on the peninsula. I would prefer not to be part of a big tour group, and would love to get there early in the AM and leave around midday, so I am leaning towards driving there. How terrible is the road? I will be in an economy-sized rental car... Many thanks for your help!
I am looking to rent holiday accommodation for 4-5 weeks during the Summer on Crete. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 6). We are anxious to avoid large groups of partying tourists, so want to find somewhere quiet with all the amenities a family needs (restaurants, shops, activities, swimming, etc) but probably not on a 'holiday complex'/holiday village. We would probably need a 3 bedroom facility and are happy to rent it from a local owner so that the money goes straight to them rather than a tour operator or agent. Any suggestions on areas of Crete away from the lager-lout fraternity would be highly appreciated as we know nothing about the island. Can you direct me to any websites or listings where I might be able to view available property of this type? Many thanks in advance. David
I am trying to plan a portion of my honeymoon in eastern Crete this upcoming August. My new wife and I will be spending a few days in Hersonissos, and then plan to travel by car to Agios Nikolaus, Sitia, and Ierapetra. We are a young couple that enjoys nice beaches, great food & drink, friendly people, unique culture. We like to try to avoid the crowds of tourists wherever we go. Are each of those three cities worth visiting? If you had to skip one, which one would it be? Are there any small coastal towns in eastern Crete that are worth going to for a day or two? By reference, we went to Agia Pelagia a few years back and loved its small-village feel, as well as its strip of seaside tavernas. I assume that southern Crete may have a different feel from northern Crete, which is why a village near Ierapetra interests me. Any advice you have would be great! Thanks
Hi all :) Very last-minute question: I have just bought a trip to Crete. In less than 24 hours we (three people at 28y/49y/60y) will arrive at Chania Airport. The thing is, I've not booked hotel yet :D I know a little less than nothing about Crete, so I'm writing for your help. Where should I look for hotels? I see some fine choices a little outside Chania (like Dreamland Hotel Apartments in Agioi Apostoloi - 210€ total for: 1 week / 1 room / 3 persons). Are there better towns/places to live? We'll be there for a week, and we won't stay THAT much at the hotel. We'll be there to see anything and everything :) Need any more info? I'll stay close to my computer for many hours. Thank you so much in advance! Lasse
Hi Everyone, We arrive to Heraklion by ferry. Is it worth it to spend any time here? Should we stay a night? We will have 5-6 days in Crete and would love to see Chania and Rethymno. We would like to do the Samaria gorge hike and a few beaches such Ballos,Falasarna,Elafonisi. With all that said, where should we stay? Should we keep moving around or choosing a base and busing around? Are there frequent buses from Rethymno to Chania etc? I was thinking of staying a night or 2 in Heraklion, then Rethymno and then end up at Chania. Is that not necessary? Any help will be much appreciated! Thanks, Lana
Hi! I have just booked a ticket on the Anek Lines night ferry from Piraeus to Chania. I see that the ferry operating on the date of my travel will be the F/B Elyros. I travelled this route several times before, each time on the F/B Lato, with a deck ticket. On this ship, I was able to lay my sleeping bag in the lounges or on the deck with no problem. And I was not the only one to do the same. The crew never said anything. I have read somewhere that the crew of the F/B Elyros is much more strict about the rules and doesn't allow the passengers to sleep on the floor. I have again booked a deck ticket but I wouldn't mind sleeping a couple of hours before the arrival in Chania. So, if some of you have travelled recently on this ship, it would be nice if you could share your experience. Thank in advance
Hi, we will be staying in Koutouloufari near Hersonnosis next week and wondered if anyone has stayed and travelled around in that area, if so can anyone recommend any good places of interest please? Thanks to all who post
hi can anybody answer this we are staying in the astra village apartments from the 23rd august does anyone know how much the air con cost also i will be 50 on the 25th where is the best place to celebrate
Hi. I will be in Crete early October. I am very interesting in visiting ancient theatre in Koufonissi island. I know that some time ago some boats made excurisons to the island, from Makry Gialos but now there´s not excursions there. Is it possible to arrive the island in a small boat? Are there private travels there for visiting tha ancient remains? I am a lonely traveler, I could not hire a big boat but I would like to know if there´s some small boat who arrive the island. Any help will be welcome. Thank you very much.
Hi, Does anybody know if there is still a taxi strike in Crete, as I am going on holiday next week and need to get a taxi from Heraklion to Gouves. There is no more info on the news! Thankyou