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paharo45

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What is there to do in the off season? Im thinking of taking a trip in October but I'm not sure if it is going to be fun or not. I know that it will probably be too cold to swim, sadly
 

amazingcrete

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One of the most popular and enchanting tourist destinations for international travelers is Crete, the largest island in Greece. Crete is a various land filled with historical ruins, humming towns and breathtaking beaches. Many humans come right here for the sun, sea and sand but the pleasant activities in Crete consist of lots greater than the usual bundle vacation. I am pretty much sure, you will feel something I am unable to explain.
 
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tomipark

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One of the most popular and enchanting tourist destinations for international travelers is Crete, the largest island in Greece. Crete is a various land filled with historical ruins, humming towns and breathtaking beaches. Many humans come right here for the sun, sea and sand but the pleasant activities in Crete consist of lots greater than the usual bundle vacation. I am pretty much sure, you will feel something I am unable to explain.
What specifically can one do in the fall though? I know that most Greek islands are known for beach vacations in the summer
 
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amazingcrete

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What specifically can one do in the fall though? I know that most Greek islands are known for beach vacations in the summer
These all things are presumptions, You may take a chance and make a visit to Greece. And I am pretty much sure you will never forget these memories till the end of our life, like we did. You are not mentioning those problems here, but I am sure If you have a zeal to do it in the near future you will surely do it. Yes If you want any help then telling me, May I will suggest you something better.
 
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seleanor

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These all things are presumptions, You may take a chance and make a visit to Greece. And I am pretty much sure you will never forget these memories till the end of our life, like we did. You are not mentioning those problems here, but I am sure If you have a zeal to do it in the near future you will surely do it. Yes If you want any help then telling me, May I will suggest you something better.
There is plenty to do in the fall! Museums, restaurants, visiting villages, concerts etc.
 

Deborah

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Crete is fantastic in the Fall! Most tavernas will be open through October. The water is warm so people often swim right into November. With heat waves over, the skies will be clear blue. Many people hike the gorges and mountains during this time. Crete has exceptional beauty, history, and hospitality. With the tourist crowds diminishing, you’ll be warmly welcomed and I guarantee that you’ll make many new friends and memories to last a lifetime. There is so much to do, depending on your interests…..rent a car and explore the countryside, museums, boat trips……really it’s up to you!
 

Hash

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What specifically can one do in the fall though? I know that most Greek islands are known for beach vacations in the summer
Kalley Mera Kalllo Mina from Thailand...
Depending on how long you are there for....olive picking..... Grape picking..... linking up with some wine merchants and crushing grapes old traditional style..... visiting olive oil manufacturers....visiting handicrafts .... May be pottery and ceramic classes.... Cookery classes.!!!..
...October temperatures are never cold... who told you this??I have been many times,we swam in November December January also..... Driving around is a joy on its own.... visiting different parts of the island.... most Tavernas ate open and welcoming....!!👌 Question for you.... What specifically do you like doing or want to do in Creta?
 
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amazingcrete

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There is plenty to do in the fall! Museums, restaurants, visiting villages, concerts etc.
Yes, obliviously. There are lots of places to visit in Crete. No doubt surely a beautiful place to visit. If there are some surprise places to visit in Crete, please tell me. Thank you
 
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dubai_suzie

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Kalley Mera Kalllo Mina from Thailand...
Depending on how long you are there for....olive picking..... Grape picking..... linking up with some wine merchants and crushing grapes old traditional style..... visiting olive oil manufacturers....visiting handicrafts .... May be pottery and ceramic classes.... Cookery classes.!!!..
...October temperatures are never cold... who told you this??I have been many times,we swam in November December January also..... Driving around is a joy on its own.... visiting different parts of the island.... most Tavernas ate open and welcoming....!!👌 Question for you.... What specifically do you like doing or want to do in Creta?
I didn't know you could go olive/grape picking. Do you have to arrange with a farm to do this? Or are there public areas where you can go and roam around?
 

The Local Favour

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I didn't know you could go olive/grape picking. Do you have to arrange with a farm to do this? Or are there public areas where you can go and roam around?
You can visit the Litsarda Olive Farm or go talk with Stelios in Ntounias Taverna and Farm and I am sure they can let you help and then enjoy the fruits of your labour...literally!
 
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nadellii

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You can visit the Litsarda Olive Farm or go talk with Stelios in Ntounias Taverna and Farm and I am sure they can let you help and then enjoy the fruits of your labour...literally!
That sounds lovely, thanks for the advice. I would love to experience Crete through the locals like that
 

k_tsoukalas

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I have been to Crete six times, and four of these have been in October. Everything is open, you can do everything you would during the peak tourist season. The weather is delightful and is still beach weather. The only difference is that it isn't as crowded and busy as it would have been in July or August, the prices are a bit better, and it is isn't as scorching. I experienced clear skies and temperatures at about the mid 80s Fahrenheit.
 

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!

How to spend 5 days in Crete

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.

In Crete you can ski in the morning and have lunch by the sea

Who knew Crete was so versatile! This article outlines all of the amazing things that you can do in Crete including skiing! Crete has many mountains that are over 2,000 meters that are covered in snow during the winter. Once you ski to the bottom, you can a little drive over to any neighbouring town and enjoy a lunch by the water.

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.

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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