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greek_ggirl

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Is the ferry bearable? Has anyone done this trip? I believe it's about 8 hours
 

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I have not taken a ferry from Athens to the Greek island of Crete, but there are several options to consider:



 

mannyk123

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Is the ferry bearable? Has anyone done this trip? I believe it's about 8 hours
Spend a great day keeping yourself busy in Athens and grab the overnight ferry to Crete. You have a choice of accomodation and the cost is very reasonable. Arrive refreshed having had a nice sleep and hit the ground running on arrival in Crete. I’ve done it from Athens to Chania and will do it again. Had been a flier but tbh the ferry is wonderful.
 
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nm1999

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Spend a great day keeping yourself busy in Athens and grab the overnight ferry to Crete. You have a choice of accomodation and the cost is very reasonable. Arrive refreshed having had a nice sleep and hit the ground running on arrival in Crete. I’ve done it from Athens to Chania and will do it again. Had been a flier but tbh the ferry is wonderful.
I agree, if you don't get sea sick then its a great trip
 

k_tsoukalas

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I have done it. It was fine and I would do it again! I had a sleeping compartment so I ate dinner in the restaurant on the ferry then got some sleep. It costs more but makes the overnight ferry a lot more doable.
 

Potamos beach in Malia harbor Crete is a quiet escape

Potamos beach is a very small beach in Malia Harbor. The beach is great because there aren't many organize beach clubs, meaning that you're able to just come to the beach with your own towels and umbrellas and stay for free. There are usually people walking around selling things, and you can always walk by it's the nearest store to pick up some cold bottle drinks. I highly recommend speech if you're looking for something more low-key and quiet.

Imbros Gorge is a beautiful part of Cretes natural beauty

Crete has some of the most beautiful natural beauty in all of Greece!! Imbros Gorge is a trail that almost reaches 8 kilometres and it is a bit easier to hike than Samaria gorge. You can always take a tour if you are unsure about where to go and if you are scared to get lost. Tours are also a great way to learn more about the history of the island and get to know a bit more from the locals. Cretans are very hospitable and love to sit down with you and drink some raki.

Rizinia is a lost ancient city in Crete

Over the years, there have been many texts that talk about ancient city in Crete called Rizinia. The existence of the city was unable to be confirmed from archeological artefacts until the 1900s when Italian archeologists found remnants of the city. Many of the artefacts from the sites are found in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion where are you can go and visit them today. I definitely recommend checking them out.

Understanding the Cretan vs standard Greek dialects

Cretan is a very distinct dialect that is spoken on the island of Crete. Many think that it is reminiscent of Cypriot Greek but in my opinion they are pretty different. Having spent some time in Greece two summers ago, I appreciate how different all of the different dialects in Greece are. So many aspects of the Cretan dialect reflect how unique the Cretan culture is. Crete has a strong military history and background as well as a strong agricultural industry. All of these are present in the dialect!

Visiting Psychro Cave in Crete, also known as Zeus Cave

This is what the Zeus cave looks like in Crete. Ancient Greek mythology claims that this is where the ancient Greek god Zeus was born. Because of this, many many tourists flock from around the world to visit this cave. The cave is also revered as very special because there are many rare and valuable stones found within it such as amethyst. Here is a video clip that shows you the inside of the cave, if you are ever planning to visit.

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