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tomipark

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The island is just so huge and I can't visit each city. Which city is great for what type of activities? What do you all personally recommend?
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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This is a load question LOL!

Here are some resources and links about the different areas of Crete, hopefully this helps!







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Patisqua

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This is a load question LOL!

Here are some resources and links about the different areas of Crete, hopefully this helps!







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Patisqua

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Best tapas at Rustic Garden. Visit Symposium for bar/dinner. Both are in Chania Patisqua
 
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kosta_karapinotis

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Best tapas at Rustic Garden. Visit Symposium for bar/dinner. Both are in Chania Patisqua
Chania is beautiful! I think its the most "cultured" city
 

k_tsoukalas

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I think for a good first session, Chania is a nice bet. It's a great, cultural city. The food is delicious (as it is all over Crete), there are some great beaches in and around Chania, and this is a good launching point if you want to hike the Samaria Gorge.
 

Local farms to visit while in Crete!

Visiting local farms is one of the best way to see the real agriculture production processes in Greece. Crete is one of the most agricultural islands in the country, and is responsible for producing many olives and wheat that is sent to the mainland and other parts of the world. If you're lucky, some of these farms will have food tasting and tours that are available during the summer months. Some of the most known farms are Agreco Farm, Cretan farm in Hersonissos and the Cretan Olive Oil Farm.

What do you need to know before visiting Chania, Crete!

When you're visiting Chania, I personally recommend sticking around the city. The restaurants are fantastic and it's also a city that's right by the water so you'll be able to go to the beach whenever you like. The nightlife is also pretty great, and there's really talented musicians who play live music in the summertime. This video outlines everything about the city perfectly. If you've been, drop some recommendations in the comments!

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.

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.

Potamos beach in Malia harbor Crete is a quiet escape

Potamos beach is a very small beach in Malia Harbor. The beach is great because there aren't many organize beach clubs, meaning that you're able to just come to the beach with your own towels and umbrellas and stay for free. There are usually people walking around selling things, and you can always walk by it's the nearest store to pick up some cold bottle drinks. I highly recommend speech if you're looking for something more low-key and quiet.
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