I want to see Knossos, the archaeological museum. Are two days enough time?
Does anyone know whether there will there be a fast cat from Heraklion to Santorini in late October/early November? Alternately, does anyone know whether there is an airline that flies directly from Heraklion to Santorini without first going to Athens? We hope to travel from Crete to Santorini on October 31st or November 1st. Thank you for any help you can give me.
we are taking the hellenic seaways flyilng cat 4 from Iraklion to Santorini and I would like to know exactly where the boat leaves from and where the box office is as we are scheduled to pick up our tickets from the port of departure. please be as detained as possible.
Does anybody know if there is a bar/cafe in Heraklion where I might be able to hear some traditional Greek music (hopefully played live and not just recorded) while sipping my glass of krasi? Probably a long shot I know.....but somebody might know of a little place tucked away down a side street.
Hello, we are 2 friends wondering if go or not to go to Crete this summer. Is it a crowed island in August? Is is enough interestind to spend 10 days or is it just beachs? are there other islands near by interesting to make excursions? thanks!
Does anyone know a place to sleep next to the por of Heraklion
I just find hotel mirabello at the city center!
Does anyone know how far is from the KTEL bus station in Heraklion to the Ferry Port.
I saw a map and it looks not far away.Does anyone know how long does it takes (more or less) walking?
I have a question concerning the 9.45Am Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini because i stay for 3 days in Chania and then i have to go to Heraklion and catch the Ferry to Santorini.
Do you think that leaving Hania in 5.30Am Bus i'll arrive in Heraklion with enough time to Buy the ferry ticket to santorini?
I'm afraid that i cannot find a ticket one hour/half hour before of the depart.
Do you sugest me to sleep that night in Heraklion and then at the other day be early at the port and buy the ticket.
I wil be staying in Gouves for 2 weeks in july and would like to hire a car for about 10 days, does anybody know the best carhire company and the aproximate cost for 1 week of for 10 days. We are not looking to hire anything fancy just a cheap runabout.
I am travelling next June to Hersonissos for a conference. Can anyone recommend a hotel near Aldemar-Knossos Royal Village?
Hi there, we are going to Chersonissos end of September till half October. Flying to Heraklion, then transfer to Chersonissos (hotel Creta Maris *****)
We would like to know what kind of weather we are going to expect, and which things to do and see in this region? We are also interested in taking the hop to Santorini. Can anyone give us some good advice?
I'm still squirelling away new places to visit when we go to Crete in September. Anyone been to Lendas? Is it worth the trip? We like - Sfakia, Loutro, Sougia, Mirtos, Zakros...would Lendas suit?
Any comments gratefully accepted!
I am travelling to Crete in May and am hoping to visit a friend who will be staying at the Gouves Sea Hotel in Gouves, Crete for a few days. Unfortunately, they are fully booked so I am trying to find a place nearby so that I can hang out with my friend and catch up. Does anyone know this area and a good bang-for-your-buck place to stay? I am a solo traveller without a lot of$$ and this town looks like a package holiday place (and I am on backpacker budget!)
Thanks for any help from fellow VTers!
Can anybody tell me if they know of anyone near Agi Galini or Matala that hires boats out for a day or two?
I done this before but had to travel to Rethymon, we always stay in Galini and so would like to tour a bit of the shore along the south side.
Me and my hubby are going to relocate to Crete and will be looking to work in an area full of tourists, dealing with tourists etc, mainly english, and hotels etc. Would like to know what area you would suggest to move to. Im going to Chania June for a week to look around, but wondered about Heraklion too.
Any other area you know.
Any help would be great.
does anyone know of problems getting a taxi into Heraklion from the airport at 22.00?
Why do all the hotels on Crete show two twin beds next to each other on their websites? Is this what they consider a "double" room? For example:
How do you get a double bed here?
I am planning an 8 day vacation in Greece that breaks down like this:
4 nights in Crete
2 night in Santorini (Fira)
3 nights in Athens
I am travelling by plane to and from Athens, and by ferry between Crete & Santorini. That's all figured out. I'm just not sure about what to do in Crete. I don't want to rent a car, but I do want to be able to do things, like go to Knossos, Samaria Gorge, etc.
I'm torn as to whether to stay in Heraklion or Rethymnon. Or maybe both. I've read Rethymnon is prettier but Heraklion might be more convenient. I want to keep it simple. Can anyone make recommendations? Please be specific. I'm looking for hotels between 50 and 100 euros.
I should also mention that this is a honeymoon. I am NOT interested in doing any stereotypical resort crap for my honeymoon (I can sit around and do nothing at home!) but I would like to stay somewhere that is good for a couple.
Summer 2006 my parents are renting a villa near Elia. I gather that this is near to Heraklion and so I am trying to find out as much as possible about the place. I'm in my late teens and so am quite interested in the nght life, with a view to this; where is good value and fun? are the buses any good / safe in the evening?
As with any girly, I'm keen to do some shopping, whre are the bst markets and are there any tricks or traps I should look out for?
Local knowledge or prior visits would be very helpful! Thank you and Merry Christmas
I will be visiting Gouves it's 13 km from Heraklion airport in Crete Island from the Oct. 8 till Oct. 15, me , my wife and one year old child, we will be staying at the Grecotel Creta sun hotel. Is it warm enough to swim in October in the sea and what about the weather is it warm enough to have a nice tan? I also heard that Crete is very windy is it true? And if possible any oppinion about this hotel. Thank you
I'm going to a meeting in Heraklion in late September.I'm staying at Galaxy Hotel, what's it like? But question is that I have one day in Heraklion before the meeting and would be thankful if you could give me hints about what to do? Stay in town, take a bus and see the Island, shopping, museums....
I know it's only a day and there's lot to see and do, but....
Also comments about nice restaurants are wellcome=)
We will be driving on 10/7/04 from Heraklion port to Chania? Has anyone taken this trip? What are the roads like? Is it easy to get from point A to point B? We do not speak or read in Greek. Thanks. NT
Could anybody recommend a nice budget hotel or a hostel in Heraklion? It will be just for a night, so no comfort needed. Should be just reasonably close to the bus terminal! Thanks a lot! bijo
Hi everyone, I'm planning a trip to Crete in late March for 7 nights. My hotel is at prefecture of Rethymnon. I need advice for itenerary, guided tours, places of interest. Also I'm interested to stay for 3 more nights in Athens, and need your advice as well. Thank you, Zeny
I plan to spend about a month in mainland Greece (primarily Athens and Larissa) in July/August. I used to live in Heraklion (actually Kokkini Hani) and would like to return for a few (probably very few) days. Any suggestions? It has been nearly 30 years since I was there.
I'm planning a trip to Crete in september,and i,want to discover the island by moterbike.What is the most reliable moterbike rental company in the region near heraklion? Greetings chrisse_d
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