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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?
 
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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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!
 
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.
 

Charming villages in Crete?

I'm planning a trip to Crete and, as an enthusiast for the quaint and the serene, I'm on the lookout for those off-the-beaten-path villages that captivate with their charm. I’ve heard that Crete is sprinkled with hidden gems, where one can truly soak up local culture and history amid idyllic settings.

Has anyone here ventured beyond the usual tourist spots to explore some of the lesser-known villages on the island? I'm interested in places that offer picturesque streets, traditional architecture, local gastronomy, and a warm sense of community.

I’d love to hear your experiences! Thank you in advance.

What to do in Agios Nikolaos?

I'm planning a trip to Agios Nikolaos in Crete, and I'd love to hear from anyone who has experience traveling there. It looks charming - I am basically here with a group of friends who wanted to see the area. I have been to Crete but never to this particular place, so I just want to get a feel for what to do here.

Some thoughts about what I can do:

- I think there's an archeological museum here that might be worth seeing.
- Is it worth taking a little trip to Spinolonga?
- I know there are some great beaches and shopping!

Anything specific you can recommend?

Is Crete Okay for a Handicapped Person?

I'm planning a trip to Crete and was wondering about its accessibility for handicapped people. My family member uses a walker, and we want to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Can anyone share insights or experiences regarding accessible accommodations, transportation, and attractions on the island? Are there specific areas or services you would recommend or suggest avoiding?

Any tips on accessible beaches or scenic spots would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!

Lagoons of Crete?

I'm planning a trip to Crete and I'm absolutely captivated by the idea of visiting its stunning lagoons. From what I've gathered, these natural wonders are not only a feast for the eyes but also offer unique experiences in terms of swimming, snorkeling, and just soaking in the breathtaking views.

I've heard about the famous Elafonissi and Balos lagoons, but I'm curious if there are other lesser-known lagoons on the island that are worth exploring. Additionally, I'm interested in any tips or advice on the best times to visit, how to get there, what to expect, or any other suggestions that could help make my visit as enjoyable as possible.

Also, if anyone has recommendations on where to stay nearby these lagoons or any local eateries to try out, that would be fantastic! I'm eager to experience Crete not just as a tourist, but through the eyes of those who know it best.

Taking a foodie tour of Crete

I am interested in learning more about the food of Crete. Yes, I know I can go there and eat. But - I want to take things to the next level.

Do you know of a good tour or a good itinerary? I put together a bit of an itinerary in case I decide to do this myself. My preference is to take a good tour, though.

Chania Old Harbor: Thinking to get fresh seafood here - either at a market or in a restaurant. I recall that there's a lot of fresh seafood.

Heraklion Market: Wander through Heraklion's bustling market streets, where stalls overflow with local olive oils, cheeses, and herbs.

Culinary Classes: I am hoping to find a class to take!

Agreco Farms: Visiting this organic farm was a revelation in the importance of farm-to-table eating. This place looks so fun.

Wineries: There's a bunch. I want to track down at least a few during my stay.

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