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Debbie from Boulder, Colorado asked

Where to stay and what to do in Crete?

Looking for some great places to stay in Crete, love to be on the beach and have some great restaurants…. Also what fun attractions, hikes, places of interest for us while we are there, we will be there for a week if that is enough time?

Akrotiri (Crete)

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Chryssa from Copenhagen

So Debbie, as i said in the comment on the previous thread i also copy info here :)

Fisrt of all Crete is a quite big island. You need to choose your "base".

I would recommend as a base either Chania or Agios Nikolaos.

One week though is not too much to do that since Chania is on the western side and Agios Nikolaos (Crete)on the eastern side... it is 2 and a half - 3 hours driving. If you are ok with it then go near Chania and near Agios Nikolaos.

Not to miss in Chania side:

1) Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Island Half Day Tour - check out pictures and i am sure you will be excited :) probably the best beach (in the world may i dare say??) :

2) if you like active things and nature, then definetely go to Samariá Gorge 

It is an experience not to be missed.

3) Gramvousa Island - Balos lagoon The Blue Lagoon Tour - great great great beaches :)

4) Falassarna beach (one of my personal favorites :) sunset is great there. at the end of the beach you will find an "elevated" beach bar (it's on top of the beach) - have a cocktail and enjoy the sunset from there :)

5) Food: Go eat at KYPROS tavern in Mournies at Chania - ask around and you will find it. Everything is tasty there, specially know for their meat, but feel free to order traditional dishes as well - they are good :) let me know if you need anything else :)

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ps as i said in the previous thread, i work at Tourboks plus i am Greek, so i could help more if needed with activities ;)

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Chania (city)
  2. Agios Nikolaos (Crete) (city)
  3. Elafonissi Beach (attraction)
  4. Samariá Gorge (attraction)
  5. Gramvousa (city)
  6. Balos lagoon (attraction)
  7. Falassarna beach (attraction)
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