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Oscar Carreras

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Two weeks road trip in Crete? Where should I visit?

I am getting married in Crete, Chania more specifically. We are planning to spend the honeymoon exploring the island after the ceremony. We will be around Chania for the week of the wedding but after that I am not sure how to organize the trip (go East, go West, where to stay as a base for every section of the trip, etc}. Any ideas?

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  • wassim bassil

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    I've been to Crete and stayed in Chania (Kalathas to be more specific) and it was great! You can spend your time by the beaches and visit the old town.

    If you're staying for 2 weeks, you have plenty of time to visit the neighboring cities (Heraklion and Rethymno); I highly recommend you hike the Samaria Gorge, you will have the best experience.

    As where to stay, it depends on what would you like to experience the most, I stayed in Chania because it's the closest to the Samaria and the quietest, Heraklion is a busty city with lots of shops, monuments and museums (I got to explore most of it within a day).

    In all cases, you will need a couple of hours to get from one city to another, it's a very big island (the biggest in Greece in fact) but the scenery is breathtaking!

    Hope this helps, enjoy your honey moon and congratulations!

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  • Snorre Knudsen

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    I am an Norwegian, but I stay on Crete long periods now as I am retired.

    Here on crete it is a lot to see, and I would travel around, stay on different places, or else it will be to much driving. Crete is a big island, about 300 km long and 10 to 50 km wide. Roads are not so good, and only on the New National road you can drive 70 - 90 km/h. The other roads are more like going 30-50 km/h.

    to see most, I recommend the following route: Chania, Elafonissi, Pelekanos,Omalos,the top of Samariá Gorge, Agia Galini, FaistosIerapetraSitia, Wai beach, Elounda, Spinalonga, Heraklion and there see Knossos, Rethymno and Myligorge , and then to Chania


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  • Maria Athanasopoulou

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    Hello Oscar!

    Crete is a large island, with a lot of choices. If you prefere a lot of people around you, Chania and Heraklion is the best choice. But if you prefere more quite places, you can go to Agios Nikolaos (Crete) area. Two choises for you to stay: Iraklio or Agios Nikolaos. It's up to you.

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    You should visit Rethymno too!

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