Starting early in the morning until about 2pm, the open market of Pateles is a sight on its own. This is because here you will not only find great stuff to shop, but you will also experience the melting pot of Heraklion society: Gypsies selling clothes and villagers selling their products, classy ladies checking out imitations of expensive brands, and family guys doing their weekly shopping. The fame of Pateles market has reached the tourist industry and it has become common to see passengers of cruise ferries wandering around with maps in their hands. But what can you find in this market? Well, apart from the typical fruit and vegetables (most of which are produced in Crete) you will also find spices, dairy products, olives, herbs and honey in very good prices. So far, so good…until you reach the clothing section! The first thing that will cross your mind is that everything you see is bad quality or fake (and in some cases it is true). However, most clothes you see are last season’s, sold to gypsies by the kilo and many come from popular (and expensive) stores. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you will not see imitations of popular brands, but the experienced eye of regular shoppers (and brand connoisseurs) have learned to tell the difference! If you are lucky, you will find original brands of clothes and shoes at very low prices, as well as other surprises, such as used books for 3 euros. Continue reading “The open market of Heraklion”
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
Car rental in Crete while you are on crete from a local car rental company and visit archaelogical places like Knossos , Gortyna , Phestos .Visit the beautifull towns of Crete Agios Nikolaos , Chania, Rethymnon & Heraklion. You can also rent a car from Heraklion airport or Chania airport .
RENT a CAR while you are on crete from a local car rental company and visit archaelogical places like Knossos , Gortyna , Phestos .Visit the beautifull towns of Crete Agios Nikolaos , Chania, Rethymnon & Heraklion of Crete . You can also rent a car from Heraklion airport or Chania airport .