The little museum is in a re-purposed barrel vaulted monastery, making the building an intrinsic part of the display. The entry in 2011 was 2 Euro. The well arranged and lit displays include richly painted Minoan sarcophagi, a restored roman floor mosaic, and delicate pottery.A fine coin collection, busts of Roman emperors rounds out the...more
The marble arches, the wooden stairs, the big windows, the spacious rooms, gives you an idea of how...more
We caught the City Bus between the cruise ship port at Souda and the nearby harbour town of Chania during a Royal Caribbean cruise in October 2012.The following information was correct as of that date and may be useful for any travellers who find themselves on a ship that docks at Souda and who want to avoid the costly excursions offered by their...more
You will find most fo all insider information about that Island, wetter, accommodation and environment of Gavdos on the main web page of Gavdos www.gavdos-online.com.If you have any specific question about transportation have a look at ferry boat section.Please read FAQ first. Gavdos is worth a visit all the year. Just book a flight with Aegean...more
Elafonisi is one of the best beaches I have visited in Europe. It has a very exotic scent compared to other Mediterranean beaches and in my opinion it is a very worthwhile place to visit. Situated in the south-western corner of Crete Elafonisi has no permanent residents and it is famous for being the last stop from Europe to Africa for the...more
If at some point you do get bored of sunning yourself, drinking cold beers and looking lazily at the sea, Loutro offers a wide range of fun choices providing a little exercise:• A short walk to the Turkish fortress.• A stroll to the ruins of the Venetian castle. • Hire a canoe and paddle around Loutro bay. • Take the morning boat to the nearby...more
If you like walking, you should check out the Aradhena gorge.It will be real hot and you need good walking shoes, but it's worth every drop of sweat.I recommend taking the boat from Loutro to Marmara beach at 11 a.m. and start your walk from here. Behind Marmara beach the gorge ends and your walk begins. From here it takes about 2,5 hours to reach...more
We caught the City Bus between the cruise ship port at Souda and the nearby harbour town of Chania during a Royal Caribbean cruise in October 2012.
The following information was correct as of that date and may be useful for any travellers who find themselves on a ship that docks at Souda and who want to avoid the costly excursions offered by their cruise company. Independent travel between Souda and Chania is very, very easy...and very, very cheap!
Souda port to Chania
The distance from Souda port to the centre of Chania is around 7 km.
Buses depart from right outside the port terminal building; little more than 100m walk from the cruise ship.
When a ship is in port, buses depart every 5 minutes or so.
Tickets are purchased from a small kiosk next to the bus stop and cost 1.50 Euros one-way / 3.00 Euros return. As you board the bus, give your ticket to the inspector and he will tear it in half to show that it has been used.
The bus that we caught was rather full (we didn't manage to get seats, and there were almost as many passengers standing as there were sitting) and was a little uncomfortable in the heat.
The journey to Chania was around 15 minutes. The bus dropped us off outside the market building on Sof. Venizelou Square. From there, it was a 10 minute walk or so (via shopping streets and cafes) to the port.
Chania to Souda port
The bus departed from the same spot that it had dropped us off outside the front of the market building on Sof. Venizelou Square.
We had purchased return tickets in Souda, otherwise we'd have had to purchase tickets as we boarded the bus. I'm glad that we had purchased tickets in Souda as boarding the bus on the return journey was a bit of a free-for-all; passengers boarded en masse rather than in an orderly queue. There was another bus directly behind the one that we boarded, so there was no need for the panic with which people were boarding the bus.
The return journey to Souda was even less comfortable than the journey into Chania. The bus was busier than the one we came on and we found ourselves standing in a crowded aisle. The heat was more intense (it was early afternoon) and the bus wasn't very well air conditioned. The heavy traffic in the centre of Chania also meant that the journey was a significantly longer one; it took nearly 30 minutes to get back to Souda port. Factor in the possibility of heavy traffic when planning your return to your cruise ship.
While we were waiting for the City Bus back to Souda, I noticed a local bus (#13) which had Souda (in Greek) as its destination. The bus was almost empty and the passengers were locals. I considered boarding that bus, but I'm not sure where it would have dropped us off or whether it would have taken a less direct route (we were pressed for time). It almost certainly wouldn't have dropped us off at the cruise terminal building like the City Bus did; it would perhaps have dropped us off on the main road outside instead (a 5-10 minute walk from the port building).
City Bus: an easy and cheap way to travel independently between Souda port and Chania town centre. But, prepare yourself for hot and crowded buses!
Third Eye is probably the only vegetarian restaurant in Crete. I was a little disappointed because food there was not spicy enough for my taste, it was way too delicate but tasteful and fresh. The service was ok, the prices were reasonable as well. You can chose from a wide selection of different dishes from all over the world.more
Paleohora a.k.a Paleochora, Chania Town, 730 01, Greece
Good for: Solo
Well with a name like that, it can't go wrong!! One of a handful of bars in Souyia this was my favourite, purely cos it's in a good place to watch the world go by. I don't honestly think there's such a thing as a bad bar in Souyia - your choice just depends on your mood! Don't be silly!more
A beachside taverna with a very wide menu, serving excellent fish and the "interesting" Sfakian/Selinos wine...The service is excellent and very friendly and most nights there is acoustic Greek music from a talented trio of musicians. Everything was excellent - but try the Sfakian cheese piemore