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Crete Island Greece - Trip Ideas
Here at We Love Crete we have had many questions from independent travellers about what to do in a short time in the west or east of the island... these ebooks have evolved out of the questions from travellers who love Crete....
Katia, Anastasi and Apostoli have created these mini-guides with trip ideas on the back roads of Crete.
Either of the short itineraries can be expanded; each guide has suggestions of alternative routes and extra activities.
West of Crete - by Car
Crete Island Greece - Trip Ideas - this
guide has suggestions from Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia and includes
wine-tasting, visits to archaeological sites, organic fresh food at
local tavernas, visits to historic sites, tiny mountain villages,
country roads, old Venetian townships, great beaches and plenty of space
away from crowds, to discover the real Crete.
5 Days in the West of Crete – by Car or Motorcycle includes a live-link map, accommodation suggestions, details about the whole island and Greek names for those pesky road signs (written in Greek)!
East of Crete - by Car
Crete Island Greece - Trip Ideas - this travel guide with contributions from Anastasi, Apostoli and Katia includes visits to archaeological sites, traditional Cretan cuisine at local tavernas, visits to historic sites, tiny mountain villages, country roads, isolated beaches, the only palm forest in Europe and again, provides route choices away from the madding crowd, to explore authentic Cretan life.
5 Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle includes a live-link map, detailed history of the regions, accommodation suggestions, and the names of all the towns and villages in Greek script.
West Crete - by Bus
Crete Island Greece - Trip Ideas
Travel for 5 or 7 or 10 Days in the West of Crete by Bus with these handy tips making it easier to enjoy your independence and keep your budget low.
See Knossos, Heraklion, Rethymnon and the historic Arkadi Monastery. Visit the long wide beach of Georgioupolis and the narrow laneways of Chania Old Town, then decide with our guidance how you want to visit the south coast of Chania and see the remote beaches, including Elafonisi Beach in the protected natural zone.
Links to bus information, tips on buses in Crete, all you need to get on your way tomorrow for your unforgettable holidays on Crete...
This ebook includes a live-link map, detailed options on how to visit Samaria Gorge,
accommodation suggestions, and the names of the towns and villages
in Greek script.
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Crete is a large island 260 by 60 km with hundreds of miles of roads, it really makes sense to hire a car. There are large mountain ranges, wide valleys and farming land, hundreds of beaches and four major towns to visit. Self-drive explorations off-the-beaten-track are rewarding, with something new to discover at every turn...
Bus Travel - if you do not want to drive or want to extend your travel budget by taking local transport, the good news is that Crete has a fantasic regional bus service, and you can explore the island easily and cheaply by bus, just with a little more time up your sleeve.
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To reach this beach shack on the remote beach of Keramotis, drive 75 km from Chania town, visting Balos Lagoon and Falasarna Beaches then relax in your private Old Beach Cottage
In Central Crete - drive from Rethymnon to Meronas in the Amari Valley 32 km, explore the valley then stay at Meronas Eco House
Drive south from Heraklion to see the ancient sites of Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys then relax at Orelia Villa, a 70 km trip total ending only 1.5 km from the sea
Or drive 75 km east of Heraklion to the region of Lasithi, see Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga Island, then relax at your private seaside Plaka Cottages