Crete Travel Information

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Crete Travel Information - check out the many Q&A pages to see itineraries and planning ideas for your independent travel in Crete and Greece:

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Crete Travel Information

Crete Travel information...here are some handy sites about Crete. Exploring in Crete, including

  • Discover Sougia a tiny village on the south coast
  • Ideas for walks in Rethymnon with a local walking group
  • Hiking the White Mountains with Aori Walks or Dromolatis
  • A seafood taverna hidden away in the south - Agia Fotia
  • Ideas for treks with local eco tour company Green Tour
  • Visit the Cretaquarium with the family for hours of joy with marine life





The remote seaside village of Sougia

Sougia ... a local guide for this small, inaccessible seaside village on the south coast of Chania prefecture. A picturesque bay with peace and quiet, the only real access is by ferry. While away the hours conferring with the flowers...all the information you will need to arrange the most relaxing beach holiday you have ever had. There are small 'rooms for rent' run by local families, and loads of water activities to choose from. Or walkers can explore the nearby Agia Irini Gorge or hike to the ancient site of Lissos. The coastal walk to Tripiti can be arranged with Captain George, who will drop you by boat so you only need to walk one way.

Daily walks with The Happy Walker

The Happy Walker ...small group walking trips in Crete. Daily walks, ten day walks, individual guided walks or group walks. In Rethymnon, visit Prassano Gorge, Moundros Gorge and local villages all along field paths, ancient footpaths and donkey paths. Guides provide excellent information for travel in Crete. Take a flower tour around beautiful Spili in April just in time for the orchids to bloom. For all these low key walks follow old footpaths, mountain trails and donkey paths, farm tracks, goat and sheep trail and walk truly cross country.


Dromolatis Trekking Expert in Crete

Dromolatis ...will take you on personal hiking and mountaineering routes through the White Mountains Crete , starting in Paleochora. Take a 7 day small group tour with Manolis or arrange your own custom tour with him. He knows these mountains well and is a passionate local, sharing his place and his culture with heart.

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Aori Walks ...offer longer hiking and trekking trips for small groups, in the White Mountains Lefka Ori, in western Crete (below). Anne Deckel is an experienced guide, who takes her visitors to extremes in the 'high deserts' of the mountains.


The White Mountains - hiking with Aori WalksAori Walks take you to the White Mountains in western Crete
Agia Fotia Fish Taverna Crete

Agia Fotia Taverna in southern Rethymno, fresh seafood right next to the water in true Greek island style, local Cretan hospitality and dishes.

Agreco Farm - organic taverna and farm

Agreco Farm just outside Rethymno - recreating centuries old farming practices in a village setting. Visit to find locally produced olive oil, honey, olives and herbs. Visit the taverna for fresh organic meals.

Green Tour - a local eco tour operator offering botanical tours, treks, history and culture tours and more

Cretaquarium - 18 km east of Heraklion, visit with the whole family for a fascinating day of marine discovery



Onward to other Greek Islands...

Greek Islands Travel Info



We Love Crete's pages - the Greek Islands





Crete to Santorini Travel Tips


Crete Travel Information - include these islands in your Greek Island hopping vacation:



Trip Ideas eBooks

Crete Greece Trip Ideas - 5 Days in the West of Crete by Car or Motorcycle

West of Crete - by Car

The guide to the west of Crete includes the following destinations:

•    Knossos Palace
•    Zaros Village
•    Amari Valley
•    Old Town Rethymnon
•    Lake Kournas
•    Old Town Chania
•    Samaria Gorge
•    Balos Lagoon
•    Topolia Gorge
•    Elafonisi Beach

Crete Greece Trip Ideas - 5 Days in the East of Crete by Car or Motorcycle

East of Crete - by Car

This wonderful guide to the east of the island visits the following destinations:

•    Knossos
•    Lasithi Plateau
•    Dikti Cave
•    Elounda
•    Spinalonga
•    Agios Nikolaos
•    Sitia
•    Kato Zakros
•    Zakros Palace
•    Vai Beach
•    Kritsa

Crete Greece Trip Ideas - West Crete by Bus

West Crete - by Bus

This wonderful guide to the west of the island visits the following destinations:

•    Knossos
•    Rethymnon Old Town
•    Arkadi
•    Georgioupolis
•    Chania Old Town
•    Samaria Gorge
•    Agia Roumeli
•    Sougia
•    Agia Irini Gorge
•    Paleochora
•    Elafonisi Beach
•    Balos Lagoon

Crete Greece Trip Ideas - East Crete by Bus

East Crete - by Bus

This wonderful guide to the east of the island visits the following destinations:

•    Knossos
•    Agios Nikolaos
•    Elounda
•    Spinalonga Island
•    Sitia
•    Vai Beach and Palm Forest
•    Palekastro
•    Zakros Gorge
•    Kato Zakros
•    Makrigialos
•    Ierapetra
•    Chrissi Island



Getting Here

Crete Travel Information - flights arrive from Athens daily into both Chania International Airport CHQ and Heraklion International Airport HER. Flight duration is around 1 hour.

Flights arrive from European hubs into these airports regularly.

How to choose your airport in Crete.

Ferries depart the Pireaus port of Athens daily for Souda Port in Chania and Heraklion Port. Sailing time differs between regular ferries, 12.5 hours, and superfast ferries, 8.5 hours.

Ferries depart Santorini daily and during summer the trip duration is less than 2 hours on a superfast ferry.

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