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redsoxdw_

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Crete is one of those places that requires at least 5 days, but in my opinion it's best to go for at least one week, especially if you want to travel to all of the different cities. As always with Crete, I recommend renting a car and traveling to the different parts. This video shows a good outline of what can be done in a few days, the only thing that would take away is visiting Spinalonga island, in my opinion its not worth it and there's not much to see, only if youre very interested in the history.

 

Deborah

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The Chania segment is right on target for experiencing the variety that Chania has to offer in a very short period of time. Salis is a new restaurant; for a more laid back traditional taverna, I’d add a recommendation for the fisherman-owned Taverna Vasiliko right next door.
 
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seleanor

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The Chania segment is right on target for experiencing the variety that Chania has to offer in a very short period of time. Salis is a new restaurant; for a more laid back traditional taverna, I’d add a recommendation for the fisherman-owned Taverna Vasiliko right next door.
Vasiliko looks great, right on the water!
 

k_tsoukalas

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After five days in Crete you'll want to keep coming back for more! This is a great video, though, and I totally agree with its advice.
 

Deborah

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Today’s catch….sea to table at Taverna Vasiliko, Old Harbor, Chania. We’ve enjoyed this fish taverna for years! Photo: Pavlos Kopasis
 
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toniiv

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Today’s catch….sea to table at Taverna Vasiliko, Old Harbor, Chania. We’ve enjoyed this fish taverna for years! Photo: Pavlos Kopasis
Wow this looks excellent! I am so jealous. What is that big fish in the front there?
 

What is better: Chania or Iraklio?

What does everyone recommend for a vacation in Crete? Chania or Iraklio? I've never been to the island, but I would really like to travel there this year. I've heard so much about Crete and that is one of the most unique places in Greece. Has anyone been to either of the islands and has a preference for one of them? Why or why not? I'm really trying to narrow down my trip soon and make a decision about where to visit.

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.

Did you know that most Cretan restaurants will serve you raki and watermelon after your meal?

Whether you ask for it or not, most restaurants in Crete will serve you raki and watermelon free of charge after your meal. This is part of the Cretan culture and is considered very hospitable and philotimo. I personally always looked forward to it and it was a great part of the dining experience.

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!

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.
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