Are you thinking of rent a car in Crete? You can rent a car and drive all around island from east to the west in 5 hours . The Crete highway is often referred to as the “national road” and if you rent car crete you have to follow that road and reach from one end to the other . The drive along the easily cleared two-path national expressway is fine generally. In the Greek Islands, there’s less traffic, but you have to be alert for goats and sheep wandering in the middle of highways, especially on sharp corners, or locals riding donkeys down country roads. But there are some particular perils to beware of. Have in mind that You can rent a car and drive all around island from east to the west in 5 hours . Greeks seem to drive very fast, and tend to drive closely behind other vehicles.Their tailgating isn’t much of an issue if you’re driving a vehicle with automatic transmission, but since those are few and far between on the islands, chances are good that you’ll be driving a standard — so when you’re forced to stop on a steep slope with another car just inches behind, it’s a big challenge to avoid a bumper bump.
Mini like Chevrolet Matiz , Hyundai Atos Prime
Economy like seat ibiza , nissan micra, renault clio ,citroen c3 , fiat punto , opel corsa
Sport Utility like suzuki jimny , citroen pluriel cabrio
connection from Milatos – heraklion will be held every Monday – wednesday & saturday for Heraklion
departures 08:20 from Milatos to heraklion and 15:00 from Heraklion to Milatos will be executed by crete bus .
the route to Neapolis will not be changed and remain every thursday 8:00 am from milatos .
Tel . phone number +30-2810 246530
Victoria Hislop says that for decades, trying to see every country (except the cold ones) was a priority
I used to be dismissive of people who went to the same place on Crete holidays each year, booking the same villa for the same week the following year, even before the current crete holiday was over. What about new places? New countries?
‘Oh we always go to Crete holiday each year .’ But why? Nowadays I cringe at the thought of my former, scornful self.
My grandma had a favourite saying: ‘I know what I like.’ Much as I adored her, I couldn’t understand how someone could be so lacking in curiosity. Perhaps she inadvertently gave me an appetite for travel, for discovery.
For decades, this was a priority. I wanted to see every country (except for the cold ones; I suffer from Raynaud’s phenomenon, which restricts blood flow in the fingers and toes) and that’s what I did. My epiphany moment was lying on a beach in Thailand and realising I was homesick. Not for London, but Crete.
After a lunch of gooey pad Thai and with huge tropical clouds massing over my head, I realised I yearned to be in my favourite place with its reliable blue sky and delicious food. I hated Thailand.
All that money to go so far, to somewhere I disliked! Choosing a different destination every year carries with it a huge element of risk. Why take a gamble on whether or not you will enjoy your precious free time? Why not be certain of having a great holiday?
So now I have become one of the people that I used to despair of. And I am extreme. In Crete , there are hundreds of tavernas. But I have narrowed it down to my favourite six.
I’ve done my ‘research’ and found being friends with the owner adds a lot to the evening. Restaurants like to keep regular customers happy, so I never have a bad meal, never had a slug in my salad.
Having holiday habits is advantageous in other ways, too. No more unfamiliar bathrooms, no more fumbling with unknown showers. Where is the hairdryer kept? Is there one? Conditioner? No more breakfast lottery. Will it be a dry roll and a smear of jam in a plastic tub? Is the coffee going to be any good?
I know the answers. The minute the plane touches down, I know I can relax.
My old diaries (I have more than three decades’ worth) are catalogues of countries. Nowadays they record that I go only to Crete holiday . My late grandmother would totally understand.
Our suggested Crete holidays tours while staying at our apartments composed by a specialist Crete holidays maker : Because there are so many places to go and many more things to enjoy. From the archaeological findings of the Minoan Knossos Palace and Festos and the Venetian entrenchments of Rethymno. The Byzantine monasteries . The cave that Zeus was born. Chania in the western Crete and Heraklion which is the capital .
Follow these tours and get know the best of touristic and real Crete .
As you go through these tours you will assume that you should have a 7 day minimum stay so that you visit the best of Crete.
7 tours on crete
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land sale in Elounda . 3 lands with sea view in the gulf of Elounda with unhindered views . for sale land with sea view to gulf of elounda crete property 1o) position epano – up elounda -99.000 € area = 2600sqm 2nd) position elounda pines -79.000 €- area = 2923 sq.m. 3rd) elounda -pines -65,000 €- area 2200 sqm. °
The land is located in upper village of Elounda just 1 km from the sea with access from municipality street in a very quiet area.
It is a flat spacious plot not needing a lot of excavation work.
There is litle sea views from the ground floor but the first floor of the building will have very good views.
It is possible to build a house of up to 186 sqm plus garages, swimming pool and terraces on this bit of land.It is ideal for retirement house or holiday home or for commercial use and exploiting it with renting platforms like Airbnb or booking.com . It is within walking distance from the center of Elounda ,top holiday destination, with all supermarkets and shops and it’s not necessary to rent a car to have access there!! If for commercial use you can build 4*45m2 apartments suitable for renting all year long or in summer only.
The international airport of Heraklion is 1 hour drive from Elounda
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As a magnification of all of Greece’s Aegean glory, boasting soul-thumping history, agonisingly beautiful scenery and gastronomy to-die-for, Crete dials your Greek experience up to 11. The one caveat, however, to a tour of Crete is the finite supply of one key resource: time. To truly appreciate Crete, in all its historic, gastronomic and oceanic glory, travellers need to either move fast and cover vast distances, or take the time to walk through the ages. With the remants of the island’s Minoan, Venetian, Roman and Byzantine culture on show across the country, the option of taking a tour that gets you to any one location quickly – leaving time for appreciation and a shot of ouzo or two – is well worth considering.
With the promising title of ”Summer Bed under the Stars,” a woman from the town of Paleocastro, near Heraklion, aims to attract tourists who wish to experience Crete’s hospitality …without the benefit of a roof. The woman, who rents her bed in the backyard of her property, describes it on *Airbnb* as a beautiful and warm bed ”which is only one hundred meters from the beach, and thirteen kilometers (eight miles) from the city of Heraklion.” Photo by airbnb She also promises that whoever rents her bed will be able to ”dream under thousands of stars of the night sky.” The bed comes with the “luxury” of a shared kitchen, a toilet and a bathroom. However, the property owner charges only €32 per night*.!!!!!!! Airbnb* informs the people who are interested in this ”property,” that the amenities, unfortunately, do not include air-conditioning, television, heating or a fire alarm. Also, if the visitor desires the luxury services of cleaning, he or she will have to pay €41 per night! People have actually stayed at the property already, and taken advantage of her outdoor bed under the stars, with the resulting reviews being quite favorable. One reviewer notes that everything was good, apart from the fact that an avenue was nearby, and the noise was “quite annoying.” Another wrote that he slept there for one night, remarking that ”the garden was marvelous” and the experience unforgettable. In these days of “anything goes” tourism, this canopied bed under the Cretan sky looks like an inviting alternative for adventurous travelers.