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francescool

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One of the best things about visiting Chania, Crete is dining and walking around the beautiful port. The city is right exactly on the port, making the perfect place to do pretty much everything. If you're lucky enough to have the ability to get a boat chartered, I highly recommend sailing to different parts of the island. It's one of the best ways to visit the island and you can make stops along the way and swim. Have you ever been?
 

Deborah

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Twenty four years and counting! Chania is our home away from home. After 47 years of traveling all around Greece, Chania has become our most beloved city for an extended stay. This always assumes, however, at least a week’s stay in Athens which is truly at the hub of an amazing country and a city that should never be short-changed when planning an itinerary. Francescool, you are so correct!
 
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greek_ggirl

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Twenty four years and counting! Chania is our home away from home. After 47 years of traveling all around Greece, Chania has become our most beloved city for an extended stay. This always assumes, however, at least a week’s stay in Athens which is truly at the hub of an amazing country and a city that should never be short-changed when planning an itinerary. Francescool, you are so correct!
I also can't get enough of Chania! Athens tends to be a little too busy for me. I like some quiet when I go on vacation. :) But that's just me!
 

k_tsoukalas

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I would definitely spend some time in the port! I would not only charter a boat, but make sure to do the walk to the lighthouse at the end. Stunning.
 

Great Beaches to Visit on the Island of Crete

Crete has some of the best beaches I have ever seen. I thought I'd share this link I found:


I haven't been to Crete in a while, but the next time I go to Greece, I was thinking of spending a few days here. I have only been to a few of these and of the ones I've been to, Balos is my favorite.

Those of you who have been to Crete, what do you think of this list?

Where can I see live traditional Cretan dancing?

I would love to get a taste of the Cretan culture and see some traditional dancing next time that I'm in Crete. Does anyone have recommendations about where would be a good place to see live dancing? I've seen some tourist oriented places in Athens for dancing online that I am planning to visit as well. Thanks in advance! :)

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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Visit Mirambello Bay on your next trip to Crete

Mirambello Bay is rarely talked about and I have no idea why! This spot is absolutely perfect for swimming and lounging. It is actually one of the the biggest bays in all of Europe, and has very calm and clear water. There is an excellent tourist town nearby that is called Agios Nikolaos with many restaurants and shops that have an excellent view of the bay. Check it out next time you visit Crete!

Essentials to See in Crete?

I live in Greece, but am a bit nomadic. I plan to spend an extended period of time on Crete in a rental and I want some advice about what to do while here! I found this link:


I know this site is geared towards tourists, and I am an expat living in Greece so I am not quite a tourist. But, I am a writer and plan to finish something on Crete before I move on.

From that list, is there anything here that you think I absolutely won't want to miss? For me, the time tends to fly and even if I am in a place for a few months, I get swept up in the daily life and don't seem to do as much as I originally planned. I need a plan!
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