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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?
 

Great Area in Crete for a Wedding?

Some of you may remember that I am planning a wedding in Greece. So excited!

I think I might want to look at the island of Crete for it because my guest list will likely be pretty large, and I feel like the island has a ton of options and things to do.

Now, I am wondering which area to focus on. Chania? Heraklion? Something else? Most of the guest list will be coming from other places, so we will need a large enough area with plenty of options for places to stay and things to do.

Visit the windmills in Lasithi Crete

These windmills are one of the most unique attractions on the island. They were a great source of sustainable energy, and provided irrigation to water plants in the summer months. There aren't many windmills left, and they currently stand as more of a tourist attraction than an energy source. If you would like to visit, they are located on the north end of the Lasithi plateau.


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What to do in Hersonissos Crete

Hersonissos is a great town that is located just outside of Heraklion, which is one of the main cities in Crete. The best place to visit is the Roman archeological remains, which have been left since the 7th century by the Roman Empire. The ruins have ancient burial grounds, baths and workshops. I also recommend visiting Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and Labyrinth Park, both are great places to take your family as well.

Where Exactly is the Cave of Zeus?

This is the best road trip itinerary for Crete!

First, I recommend that you start off in Chania and take a day trip to Samaria Gorge if you like nature and Elafonisi Beach. Then, make your way to Rethymno and enjoy the beaches and the culture of the city. After that, I recommend you go to Heraklion and visit Knossos especially, the ancient sites are a must see there. You don't have to hit all of these cities, but I really recommend it if you want to get a good feel of Crete.
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