Exploring Holidays, Crete Island
Luggage and bags:
Light bags. Don't do a spincat and travel with a case so heavy you can't lift it off the ground.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking shoes/boots - commonsense gear; you really do need good boots for gorge walks
A wrap or jersey for cool nights
Plastic sandals - you can get spiked by an 'axhinos' (funny think is I can't remember the English word - must be a first)! - spiny little things that lie in wait on the floor of the sea.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If anyone knows a failsafe way of keeping off mossies, please let me know.
I find Tisserand's 'Lavender gel' the most soothing product for sunburn
Miscellaneous: I have alsways found the Rough Guide to Crete (now in its 6th edition) to be really helpful . Good maps for driving and walking are: Map of Western Crete (ISBN 9608189128) and Map of Eastern Crete (ISBN 9608189136 ) - all these available via Amazon. But just for driving from place to place car hire firms normally provide reasonable smaller scale maps.
Two website i've found helpful:
also, awebsite for walkers to check out :
These include walks around Plakias.
I recommend learning some Greek phrases before travelling - it will be much appreciated and will add to your trip.
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: cap, shorts, good shoes, sandals, sunglasses,
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: the medicaments, especially when you are allergic to sun like me for example,
something against diarrohea if your stomach is sensitive
Photo Equipment: films for the camera or flash memory,
the batteries for your cameras,
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: sun blocker (high numbers especially in you go there in July and August),
Miscellaneous: 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.