venerdì 16 maggio 2014

Crete: Tips to discover the best

You can reach the island with two low cost airlines: Ryan Air that arrives in Chania and EasyJet that arrives in Heraklion.

(My) Division of the island: 
4 areas, choosing as reference capitals of the respective areas
Agios Nikolaos: small town with one of the most characteristic seaview and inserted into a area with the most beautiful sea of the island.
agios Nikolaos

Heraklion: the capital. Narrow streets, parking very difficult, stray dogs and cats everywhere. But also interesting museums, shopping opportunities and a cinema complex. Ah ... the sea is often rough.
map of Heraklion
Rethymno: a good stop between Heraklion and Chania. Small town with an ancient fortress on the sea from which it is possible to
make great photographs. Beautiful old town in which it is difficult to...navigate!

Chania: the most charming town of Crete. You will never tire of walking in his old side!

Where to sleep (live, cook etc) :
 _Villa Galini_ Agios Nikolaos
_Pension Anna_ Ammoudara/Heraklion
_Smaragdi_ Chania
Rent auto:
and last but don't a Routard guide!!!
I have been to Crete 21 days and ... I could not see everything.
It's an island with many mountainous areas so you have to drive slowly and carefully (but do not diminish the pleasure of driving).
If you have a week, I suggest you choose an area between Chania or Agios Nikolaos ... and pass it there without organizing long trips to visit other things.
Two weeks? Good solution but if you want to visit its famous attractions you'll have to stay a lot in the car. Advice: 5 days fixed in a location of your choice (only a few days in Rethymno) and the others dedicated to trips ... but three weeks are the best choice!
A month would be ideal but remember: a holiday must be first of all a pleasure so you decide to spend a week or two months ... do not let it become a job!
Remember: don't eat in the reastaurant on the harbour. Look for restaurants where the locals eat and ask...meze!
The most beautiful sea is in the south of the island really hot then: umbrella, sunscreen and water bottles always with you.
What are you waiting for?! 
Crete - Hellas - Greece - sea - beach - sun - love
Creta - Grecia - sole - mare - amore - gatti - cani - meze

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