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  • 1. Beaches

    While staying in Stalis although the beach there is not bad I prefer sissi , sissi is a very picturesque village and a lot of boat trips come here and stop for a swim and lunch. we drove the short...

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  • 2. Towns and Villages

    Bali is a small, picturesque village between Heraklion and Rethymno. People go there usually when they buy the whole package (flight, hotel, food etc) Bali used to be a fisherman village, but now...

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  • 3. Exploring the Island

    Cretean spring is beautiful. After months of bad weather, relative cold and rains the plants burst with life. Crete becomes a blooming place and the fresh greens give a great shade against strong...

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  • 4. Exploring Cities

    Chania (Hania) is the capital of the Prefecture of the same name and the second biggest town in Crete, with a population of 60.000 inhabitants. As for me Chania is one of the nicest towns in Crete...

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  • 5. Minoen Ruins

    It was probably the number one thing I wanted to do on Crete, this epitome of Minoan ruins, built 4,000 years ago, on top of an already 3,000 years old Neolithic village, by a society who were the...

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  • 6. Hiking/walking

    As I rose to continue, my legs reminded me they weren’t entirely enjoying this but I got into a rhythm again. Then, sometime before the next stop, I was all alone. For about half an hour there was an...

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  • 7. History of Crete

    Tourists don’t come here by the busload, they come by the shipload. Cruise boats pull up in Irakleio Harbour and then come here in their thousands. I spoke to one of the ticket office men and he...

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  • 8. Language and Culture

    Greek people will really appreciate if you try to speak a few words in Greek while talking to them, you will see their faces smiling, for this reason below you will find few of the main words you...

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  • 9. Exploring the Mountains

    Hiking at the Gorge of Samaria is something you must do if you ever visit this beautiful island. It is 16 km long and since 1962 has been proclaimed as a national-park. It isn't so tiring as it...

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  • 10. Visiting Islands

    A small island is situated south of Crete, just 9 miles of Ierapetra town. It is called as '"HRISI" (Gold), a incredible exotic small island all covered with white sand, cedar tree forests and...

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  • 11. The People

    Greek people as a whole, and especially Cretans are some of the nicest people I met on my trip. While Switzerland's people are almost too nice, too good to be true, Cretans just seemed at home helping...

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  • 12. Food and Drink

    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...

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  • 13. Swiming and Snorkeling

    We had hotel next to Elounda and found this a great place to snorkel. There is a “sunken city”, and although we didn’t see anything of it (I’m not sure if the stones we saw belong to it!), it was very...

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  • 16. Let the music play

    There was anticipation in the air; we had gathered not only for the feast (Cretan), but for the music (Cretan). As the last of the baklava hastened to the...

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  • 17. Three small villages...

    I booked a room in Hersonissos for a week, but I didn' t like much that town. One evening, after having walked a bit uphill, I discovered three small villages...

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  • 18. Western Crete

    HelloIt does get hot, later in september is better for walking around. I would recommend Western Crete, Rethymon to Tavrontis area on the north coast, better to...

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  • 19. 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...

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  • 20. Meltemi - the summer northern wind

    During the month of August it seems to be common for the northern wind called the Meltemi to blow. This is a cooling wind but it can be quite strong at times....

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  • 21. Driving to Balos beach

    In 2005 I drove the rough road through the Gramvoussa peninsula. It start a bit after Kastelli Kissamos, you have to follow the "Balos beach Hotel" road sign...

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  • 22. Crete Rethymnon

    A good long walk is from near main bus station, on the sea road past the Politechniou,round the headland called ring road under the Fortress to the Venetian...

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  • 23. Gorgeous Island

    Easy to get around , trips were great and locals pretty friendly Being my first time abroad i found the locals pretty friendly , was my Daughters 13 th while...

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  • 24. TAXI DRIVERS

    Not the biggest revelation - but do strap yourself in when getting into a taxi. Many a driver seemed to want to prove how fast they can get from A to B, and...

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  • 25. Adelianos Kampos - Resort nr Rethymnon

    Very little on this resort on the web.Picked it because it was cheap deal but close to Rethymnon to escape as and when things got too bad. Resort is geared...

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