Time of relaxation
A lot of things are favourite to me in Crete, well i can simply say know that i would like to drink some tsigoudia in a taverna in the mountain and having at the same time graviera (cheese) dipped in honey and then have a short walk nearby in the very quite nature. Camping times
Useful phone numbers
The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Greece:
Forest fire: 191
Coast guard emergency intervention: 108
Counter- narcotics immediate intervention: 109
if they offer for you tsikoudia (raki) dont say no
Well Tsikoudia is the official name of Raki in Crete. They drink it in shots and if you are not used to it, you may feel bad after you drink the second shot. Most likely you will be offered some shots somewhere sometime by somebody, traditionally they inisist on thier guests to drink with them if you cannot more bettter to start looking for good excuses.
Some locations on Crete, such as Frangokastello and Falasarna, are known for their mosquito problems. Fortunately we did not find either place to be too bad, but there were definitely mosquitos present in both places. If you're going to visit a place like that save yourself the trouble by packing your own mosquito repellent so you're well-protected against these pesks.
Etz Hayyim Synagogue of Chania
The Jewish presence in Crete dates back to the 4th century BC.
While in Chania you can visit the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, a small piece of architecture and a huge piece of local history. It's a quiet place at Odos Kondylaki, very close to Halidon (sort of local Broadway huh).