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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR92.00
 
Katakolon Port Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting in Mercouri and Beach Tour
"You will be met by your escort at the cruise ship port then head to your private vehicle to start your tour right. You will head to Mercouri Estate located 2.8 miles north of the port situated over the western Peloponnese seaside. Mercouri estate consists of vineyards olive groves and an Italianate residence surrounded by lush gardens with rare flora and fauna. Follow the English-speaking estate guide to a special sightseeing tour through the wines and the estate and learn about the wine production and the history of you will taste two types of wine accompanied with snacks of bread cheese
From EUR70.00

Driving on Crete Tips (10)

On the road - you have been warned!

Driving in Greece, as any Aussie who has done it will tell you, is different. I thought I’d lay out a few basics of what to expect, mainly pertaining to Crete.How to park: Pull up, switch your engine...
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iandsmith
Jun 03, 2014

Not too bad

We drove about 1000 km on the eastern part of Crete in a Peugeot 107, thank you Sixt. The roads were overall rather good, even the small ones. Sometimes there was suddenly a clearly new surface. None...
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dutchboycalledjan
May 19, 2012

Crete Driving! Not by far so bad!

I must say I have read a lot upon this subject before I have decided to go to Crete by car. However everything I have read was extremely exagerrated. Of course I live in a pretty jungle traffic city,...
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mingul
Aug 05, 2009

Driving in and Out of Heraklion

Driving In and Out of Heraklion is something we can all live without, and even worse for those of us that drive on the left normaly. being stuck in the centre of town at 1800 is a bit of a nightmare i...
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Balam
Jul 06, 2009

Dangers?

Crete, similar to the whole of Greece, is a safe place and you should not expect many dangers here except for crazy drivers (read: all drivers). Don't mind the fact that Greek drivers use more horn...
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gale.blog.pl
Nov 01, 2006

Few tips for inexperienced drivers

Main highway that goes from east to west on the north coast is in very good condition and very scenic and offers lot of diversity considering it’s a highway. Smaller roads are in good condition as...
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mustardgirl
Sep 15, 2005

Cretan roads and Cretan drivers

(1) On the relatively new E75 highway that runs along the north coast there is one lane in each direction and a hard shoulder usually just as wide as the lane. Slower drivers are expected to drive on...
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AcornMan
Jun 14, 2005

The "shortcut" to Elafonisi

If you go to Elafonisi from Paleochora, you may pass through the little mountain village of Voutas depending on which route you take. Here, still a long way from Elafonisi, you'll see the tempting...
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AcornMan
Jun 13, 2005

Tortuos roads

On the whole island there are quite tortuous and dangerous roads, very narrow so if you are going by car be careful and don't drive too fast. If you will hear the hooter it means that there is a bus...
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Skipka
Nov 05, 2003

BAD STREET

The street in within the Island would be sometimes very small and the roadways are destroyed .SO you have to drive in the MOUNTAINAREA CAREFULLY ---- R E A L L Y ---- !!!
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RitchiS1
May 06, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Crete Island

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Imbros Gorge

This gorge is less famous than the Samaria gorge, but it is just as beautiful and far less busy. While the Samaria gorge is know for its endless stream of tourists (up to 5000 a day in the summer),...
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Samaria Gorge

I walked the Samaria Gorge a little over 15 years ago. It is one of the most spectacular walks I have ever done. Ever changing wonderful and glorious vistas; cool mountain streams, from which you...
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Gournia

The Gournia site is extensive and the excavations have revealed a thriving Minoan trading town of winding alleys lined by tiny houses, workshops, a market place and, on the top of the hill, a palace,...
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Knossos

Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned...
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Lake Kournas

It is the biggest lake on the island. The view from the mountains is magnificent. The visitors can enjoy a ride on the sea bikes. There are a few tavernas and rooms to let. Peaceful and worthwhile a...
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