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Best Places to Stay Near Heraklion, Crete 
Hi, my husband and I have booked to go to Greece next year in May. We will travel to Athens and then take a flight to Crete, arriving in Heraklion airport. …

With Autocamper from Denmark 
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Fishing in Crete 
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Planning an Eight Day Trip in Crete 
I'm beginning my journey at Chania and expect to stay two nights, perhaps drive and then catch the ferry to Loutro. I am travelling alone and like quiet …

Avdou in Crete 
Are there public buses to the resorts from Avdou? Is there cycle hire in Avdou? Is there somewhere that organizes hiking trips in Avdou?

Bus from Tavroitis to Makrigialos Crete 
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Rethymno to Chania Beach Xrysi Akti 
Two girls who will be staying in Rethymnon, wondering how to take the bus to Chania and then to the beach Xrysi Akti. How much will it cost?

Getting to Balos from Kissamos by Ferry 
What are the options for getting from Kissamos to Balos by ferry?

Hiking Samaria Gorge and Staying in Agia Roumeli 
Hello, I will be travelling in Crete 28 Sept-2 Oct and would prefer not to rent a car. I am staying in Chania for the 28 and 29 before hiking Samaria …

How Can I get from Heraklion Port to Bali?  
Hi, I've been told that ferries can sometimes be delayed and because we are going to arrive from Santorini quite late I was a bit worried about how could …

Taxi to Hora Sfakion Crete 
I am planning to travel from Heraklion Airport Sept 21 to Loutro. Arriving 2.05pm How long will a taxi take from the airport to Chora Sfakion? I would …

How To Get to Karpathos 
I am planing a trip to Crete island in August and would like to go to Karpathos as well. Are there any other ways to pass to this island except ferry or …

Cheapest Nights Stay in Chania 
Hello there, Here is the situation. We (2 persons) arrive at Chania on the 6th of August, at midnight (our flight arrives at around 23:50). We are looking …

Chania to Heraklion 
Hi, we arrive Chania 12/09 at 3:00 PM and depart Heraklion on 15/09 at 9:45 AM to Santorini via Hellenic. Should we rent a car since we want to stop …

Chania Visit - Accommodation with Water Views 
Hi, Looking to spend 4 nights in Santorini and maybe 3 or 4 nights in Crete. We love good food and gorgeous beaches and quaint towns. I know we can't …

Flight from Santorini to Crete 
I came across your site quite accidentally and I cannot stop reading all your site has to offer. It is by far, the most informative of all the sites I …

Day Tour around Crete 
Hello, Day Tour around Crete for family of 11 adults (including one elderly 80 years old) Our family will reunite in Crete during the week of July …

Getting around Crete 
Hi there. I`ll be staying at Diana Hotel Apartment (3 Daidalou Str. Hersonissos 70014 Greece) for 3 nights starting from 24th June. I`ll have a conference …

Heraklion Airport to Panormos 
Hello! We fly into Heraklion airport on June 19 at 13:55 - we are wondering which is the best way to get to Villa Kynthia in Panormos? A taxi is quite …

Kolymvari to Heraklion for Early Flight 
Hi, great site, thanks. We are staying in Kolymvari with a hired car and need to catch a 7am flight from Iraklion in the morning. Is it OK to drive on …

Car Rental in Crete 
Hello, I would like to ask if you could recommend a reliable car rental company - we plan on renting the car in Heraklio and dropping it off in Chania. …

Bodrum to Crete by Ferry 
Can I get a ferry boat from Bodrum, Turkey directly to Heraklion, Crete in September 2014?

Quiet Beach Village in Crete 
Hello, We have been visiting Panormos village for 4 years and this year we would like a change. We have booked flights into Chania in August, we are looking …

Agios Nikolaos 
Kalimera, I intend to stay in Agios Nikolaos for about 1 week at the end of May. Would you please help me to find a room to let ? I should like …

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5 Days Honeymoon in Crete 
Hello, As part of our honeymoon we are spending 5 days in Crete at the beginning of September. We will be arriving at Heraklion on Friday 12th …

Travel to Kissamos from Heraklion centre then returning to Heraklion airport 
Hello....we are spending 2 nights at the Hotel Iraklio from 12/4/2014 until 14/4/2014 On 14/4 we need to travel to Kissamos and are staying at the Galini …

Traveling Heraklion to West Crete 
Hi, We will be flying into the airport in Heraklion mid-morning in July and leaving from that airport mid morning, 7 days later. So we have 7 days …

Ferries to Santorini 
We are visiting Crete in September and wonder if the fast ferries to Santorini run until the end of Sept or into October. Also do you need a reservation …

Elafonisi or Falasarna Beach in April 
Dear we-love-crete, Thank you for your lovely and informative website. We are going to Crete from 12 to 17 April, and we really want to see some …

4 Extra Nites in Crete 
Hi, my friends and I will be spending a week at the Thalori Resort for a culinary trip called Savoring Crete. The week will be packed with cooking and …

Crete To Santorini 
Hello there, I am really thankful for this website, really thankful! I am thinking of visiting Crete in April from 17th to 21st of April because …

Solo in Crete 
Hi. I love your website. It's one of the most helpful I've ever used. I'm from Toronto, Canada and planning a one-week visit to Crete in early July …

Canyoning Crete 
Hi, I'm in Crete next week and want to go canyoning. Is there anywhere near Stalis where there are tours or day trips to do this? Thanks

Crete to Hydra 
Hi, I wonder if you can help. I will be visiting Crete at the end of September and would like to visit Hydra. Is it possible to travel by ferry from …

Georga Hotel Heraklion 
Hi there, Do you recommend George Hotel as being near Heraklion beach? Is the accommodation suitable for two elderly ladies? Is it a swimming …

Bus to Matala 
Hi. I am going to the turtle conservation camp in Matala and will be getting a bus to Mires as the last bus to Matala is before my plane lands. Can you …

Travel from Crete to Santorini in September 
Trying to get from Crete to Santorini in Sepetember. The ferries do not run at this time? Any suggestions on ferry or air?

Travelling the Chania Region, Crete 
Hello, we are a young couple coming to visit Crete from the 6th to the 13th of June. We are landing and leaving from the Chania airport. We land late …

What to do in Heraklion 
Hi, we are visiting Crete next week and have a couple of questions. Q1: If we wanted to walk the Samaria Gorge is this too far to do as a day trip …

Balos lagoon and Elafonisi Beach 
Thank you for this wonderful site. We are coming to Crete in September for 12 nights and are staying in Stalis. On reading more about Crete, I would …

Flight from Athens to Crete 
Hi I'm from India and I'm planning a honeymoon trip to Greece. We want to visit Crete and Santorini. If I take a flight from Athens to Crete (as …

Where is this chapel in Crete? 
I've read about a chapel in Crete, built by a German man, trying to make up a little bit of the disasters of the second world war. I think this chapel …

Ferry from Heraklion to Rethymnon 
Hi, we will be spending 4 weeks in Crete at the end of August. We are looking at varying our travel and wondered if it possible to get a ferry from Heraklion …

Is two weeks too long for honeymoon on Crete? 
I'm planning my honeymoon, and we have about 2 weeks to play with. I want something relaxing, but also interesting with museums and culture, and was thinking …

Late arrival in Chania - advice please! 
We arrive Chania airport at 23.55. We are two adults and two teenagers. We are going on to Palechora. Do you advise booking a nearby hotel that night, …

One Week Road Trip in Crete 
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Bus from Paleochora to Omalia 
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Agia Fotini in Crete 
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Six days in Crete and Samaria Gorge 
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Trip to Crete  
Hi, I am planning a trip to Greece for our family that includes 22 and 16 year old boys in mid-June. We've been to Greece once and visited part of …

Honeymoon to Greece - Crete in 2013 
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Flight from Chania in August 
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Budget for a week in Crete 
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Four Days in Crete 
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Santorini to Crete 
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Best Way to Crete from the West Coast of Turkey  
My husband and I are from New Zealand and we are planning 4 to 5 days in Crete next August. We have a week planned in Istanbul and we then plan to head …

Monastery near Chania Airport 
Last week, as we were driving to Chania airport, we stopped by a monastery. Do you know the name of the monastery in these photos? It is close to …

Wine Tasting in October 
We would like to visit some wineries in October. Will it be too cold and out of season for this and will the wineries be open? Is there a way of …

Rhodes to Crete by Ferry 
How much does it cost to travel from Rhodes to Crete then to Pireaus for two adults and a car on 3 Sep 2012?

Athens to Heraklion Flights 
I have a 7 night holiday from 21-28 august in Stalis. I would like to fly to Athens on the 22nd early flight and get the last flight from Athens to …

Which Luxury Hotel In Elounda 
Hello, we would like to make a last minute booking to Crete at the end of the month, and are a bit confused by the several Elounda hotels. We would …

What to See In Crete 
Hello, We will be travelling to Crete in 2 weeks. Arriving early morning on 18th and leaving early morning 22nd. We have rented a car. Can you advice …

Archeological Tour 
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Plakias area or Chania area in Crete? 
Hello, I would like to hear your advice about what part or Crete it's better to stay for 4 nights. My prefer is or Plakias area or beaches in Chania. …

Plakias or Chania? 
Hello, I came across your site recently and saw the wonderful information you provide and hope you may be able to help my sister and me with our upcoming …

what area should I saty in? I only have 2 nights in Crete 
My boyfriend and I (28-30yr olds) are flying into Heraklion the morning of Aug 6th and leaving on Aug 8th. Since I only have a limited time there where …

Two Days in Crete 
Hi! I love your website and I was wondering if you could help me figure out the best way to enjoy our very short stay in Crete. I am staying in Heraklion, …

Chania, Flasarna, Elafonisi, Samaria Gorge, Knossos, Agios Nikolaos 
I will be in Crete from July 25th to Aug 8th, flying in/out of Chania. I want to see as much as I can, including any festivals, wine events, music or dance, …

October Weather at the Nida Plateau 
We are planning hiking at the Nida Plateau and to the summit of Mount Ida in October. Which temperatures can we expect at day and night?

Heraklion to Tsivaras 
Good Morning, My family are staying in a villa just on the outskirts of Tsivaras, Chania and are flying into Heraklion. We have hired a car and have …

Travel time Chania Airport to Kokkino Chorio 
We have hired a car and would like to know roughly how long it will take to travel from Chania airport to Kokkino Chorio. Also how long from Kokkino …

English Speaking Law Firm in Crete 
Where can I find a decent English speaking Lawyer to sort out some wills for us, we have been given about 6 different ones but when you send e mails they …

Getting to Spinalonga 
I have just read the question about getting to Spinalonga from Plaka. We will be staying in Bali and would like to visit the island next week from 4 July …

One Place in Crete 
We are coming to Crete and Santorini for 7 days. If we only stay 3 nights in Crete what is the one spot you would recommend to go and stay. We are …

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Where should we stay in Crete? 
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 …

Transport in Crete 
Hi, we are a party of six adults arriving at Heraklion airport at 21.00 hrs. It will be too late to get the bus to Chania. Is there a transfer option? …

Cash or Card in Crete 
Hi I am staying at Happy Days Apartments in Malia arriving next week. Can you please tell me if the availability of cash machines as I am unsure whether …

From Cappadocia to Crete 
What is the quickest, cheapest way to get from Cappadocia, Turkey, to Crete? I looked at flights, and they are each at least $500 and 14 hours with …

Car or Bus in Crete? 
We are coming to Crete for ten days, and we are debating about renting a car for at least six days of our time on Crete (after visiting Heraklion and Chania …

We are trying to decide between a visit to Mykonos or Crete for our Honeymoon 
We are going on our honeymoon and we know that they are very different islands but they both sound fun. We will be in Santorini for 5 days and would …

Sitia Lasithi 
Hello, This is our first time and small time, I am trying to make a little tour rather than coming back North where we would have already spent time. …

Sissi Crete 
Can you tell me anything about 'Sissi'? What it's like, does it have any interesting places to see? Does it have any good Tavernas/Restaurants etc. Anything …

Price at supermaket & restaurant 
We are going to Crete from the end of June for 2 weeks with 3 teenagers. So all total 5 of us. As you know these teenagers eat well! So I am thinking …

Flying to Athens How Far is the Airport CHQ in Crete 
Hi, I will be in Crete in early September and Air Canada has me booked on a flight out of Crete at the airport CHQ, how far is this from Elounda? Is there …

Help! Wide open 1st trip to Crete and Overwhelmed 
Hi, we are so overwhelmed and would appreciate advice. Flying into Athens from the US on May 24 and out of Athens on June 3. Other than that, we have nothing …

Hiking or Walking near Hersonisos Gouves 
Hallo, We have a short stay in Crete, 7 days. We stay in Gouves, and we would love to walk some daytrips. Walks about 15-20 km. Can you give …

How to Get to the Greek Islands 
Hi! Attempting to build an itinerary for a family of five for a three week trip to Turkey and Greek Islands. Our ideal trip is Istanbul, region of …

Honeymoon in Crete (5 nights) 
Hi, My fiance and I are looking to come to Greece for our honeymoon. We plan to stay a total of 10-14 nights depending on our budget. We are thinking …

Flying from Crete to Rhodes 
We want to fly from Crete to Rhodes. We are wondering whether we should stay in a Herakilion hotel during our visit since it will be easier to catch the …

Crete to Athens Ferries - Are They On Time? 
Hello, I stumbled upon your blog/website and found it extremely helpful. I am traveling to Crete as part of my honeymoon in June 2012. I am landing …

Souda Chania Kalives Supermarkets 
I will be travelling by car from Chania airport to Kalives. Will I pass a good supermarket on route so that I can stock up with provisions? Thanks

Road Trip in Crete 
Hello, My friend and I are planning to spend 4 full days on Crete before returning to Athens. We will arrive evening of June 16th to Heraklion, plan …

Taverna near Chania Airport 
We are visiting Crete in early May 2012. Our flight arrives in the evening at Chania airport. We have to clear the airport and pick up a rental car …

Crete Ferries - from Santorini & to Fethiye 
Hello, My fiance and I will would like to go to Crete after a few days in Santorini. Can you please advise the best way to get to Crete from Santorini? …

Three Days in Crete- Low Budget! 
Hello! My boyfriend and I are 18 and are going to be in Crete for 3 days as part of a self-guided tour of Greece, Italy, and France. We're looking …

Celebrating 20 Years of Marriage in Crete 
Hi - We are spending July 7 - 13 in Crete. We would like our trip to included secluded beaches, amazing food and interaction with locals and their way …

Chania Accomodation and Elafonisi Crete 
Hi, I'm heading to Crete via Athens this coming May 14. Appreciate if you can assist with the following queries: 1. Please reccommend a budget/mid …

Bus Times and Prices Rethymnon to Heraklion 
I am travelling to Rethymnon in May and would like to know the times of the buses to Heraklion and the prices. Thank you

Ferries from Rhodes to Crete 
Is there a direct ferry from Rhodes or Adana or another port in Turkey to Crete in Oct of 2012? How much would it cost?

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Bus Service Chania Airport to Chania 
I would like to know the times of the bus service Chania airport to Chania town.

Heraklion to Paleochora After 8pm 
If the ferry arrives in Heraklio at 8pm, can we travel to Paleochora that night? Or must we stay in Chania or elsewhere? En route? Our destination …

Where to look for family history in Crete 
We are planning our trip in May 2012. My grandfathers family originated from Crete. We would like to know a good place to start looking for our history. …

What to wear? 
We will be spending Easter Sunday dinner with a Cretan family and, although I know it is a BBQ of sorts, I don't know how casual the dresscode would be. …

What is the best way to get from Heraklion to Chania? 
We are flying to Heraklion and staying in Chania in April this year. What is best mode of transportation to get to Chania? We will have a car when we to …

Where to stay in Crete in May 
My partner and I (both 57 yrs of age) are thinking of visiting Crete this May. However, we do not have a clue about where to stay. We usually stay …

Heraklion to Elafonissos 
Hello I am planning to travel to Heraklion with my boyfriend to visit my friend who works on the site at Knossos in early June. We will be staying with …

Meditation Visit to Crete 
Hi, What a fantastic site!! I wish you well with this. I'm really hoping you can help me, I've never been to Crete before and I am bring a small …

Getting to Spinalonga by Bus 
I will be in Agios Nikolaos on 20 Oct 2012 from 8am until 6pm. I would like to travel to Spinalonga. From what I am reading, the bus to Plaka appears …

Buses to Heraklion 
We will be staying east of Heraklion in Limenas Hersonissou in early October. Is there a quick, reliable way to get from Limenas to Heraklion so we can …

Crete in May - New Ideas 
Dear Friends, kalimera from Hungary! I need your help because I would like to get some information about: - Which Beach in Crete are the warmest …

4 days in Crete 
My husband and I have limited time in Crete. We will be there in early October. While in Crete we want to enjoy the beach, landscape, and local food. …

Marie 
Hi Guys, We are a couple in our mid-40's looking to visit Crete for the first time in mid may 2014. As it will be still early in the season, we are …

Cheap Ferries Crete to Santorini 
Are there any slow (and cheaper) ferries from Crete to Santorini? I cannot find anything but Seajets and flights. Thank you

Esio 
Hi, my husband and I are planning to spend two weeks in the Chania area in July but can't decide whether to stay in the old town or at one of the beach …

Budget for Self Catering in Crete 
I am taking myself and two young boys (8 & 9 years old) to Crete for 10 days self-catering in July. We won't be doing excursions or bus trips because …

Driving around Crete 
Hi, we are really enjoying your site. We will arrive on May 4 (Easter) at 20.30 Heraklion airport and plan to rent a car for 2 weeks and drive to Agios …

Ferry to Crete 
Hi, we are two retired people with a motorhome. We have been to Greece many times, however, never to Crete. Please advise the ferry price for travel …

Tiger Fan 
We are going on a cruise at the end of June on the Navigator of the Seas. We are interested in visiting and touring on our own. We are also interested …

9 Days in Lovely Crete 
Hello, my husband & I are flying to Crete this weekend and have 9-days to explore this lovely island. We are independent travellers (50 years old) and …

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Independent Travellers

We have a dedicated page to longer itineraries, and here you can see examples of itineraries from 5 days to two weeks or longer, with suggestions of where to stay, what to see and which direction to take your holiday, this includes some holidays on other islands such as Santorini and Mykonos.

We have also put together an itinerary in our e-book Five Days in the West of Crete by Car or Motorcycle which starts in Heraklion and ends in either Heraklion or Chania, with a suggested itinerary that takes in Knossos, country villages, beautiful valleys, wineries, the foothills of Psiloritis, Rethymnon, Chania, historic sites and plenty of beaches.

This guide is perfect for independent travellers who like to get off the beaten track. This holiday can of course be extended to a longer time-frame. However, we have found that many people ask us about four or five day holidays in Crete. See the e-book here...

We have also compiled all our favourite places in the east of Crete for another e-book Five Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle which also starts and concluded in Heraklion.

Again, this book is perfect for independent travellers and takes in the back roads and corners of the real Crete...


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