August 17, 2018

Greek Getaway: Exploring the Beauty Of Crete

So, you’ve booked a dreamy escape to the Greek island of Crete, and you need a few ideas on what to do when you get there. You’ll have booked a holiday because you want to relax and unwind, eat great food, and perhaps, see some sights (perfect for your Instagram feed). Therefore, it’s always worth doing a little research and planning beforehand so that you don’t waste any time deciding what to do when you’ve landed. Whether you’re jetting of for a few nights or a couple of weeks; planning your Greek escape is the best way to make the most of it. Therefore, the following are some tips, advice, and ideas for those who have their sunglasses at the ready and want to have the best time while traveling around Crete.








Book What You Need Beforehand
Whether you need to check out car rental in Crete Heraklion/Rethymno airport so that you can zip around the island, or you’d prefer to ensure you’ve got a bike for leisurely rides through the markets and down to the coast; book now. You’ll have romanticized your getaway in your mind by now, so make sure that you don’t ruin it by overpaying someone to hire a car last-minute, or discovering that there are no bikes left in your chosen accommodation. Carry plastic bags from the nearest shop won’t be the same as transporting those local olives in your basket as you cycle back.


The same goes for any sights, tours, or activities that you have your heart set on; Crete is a popular destination for many, so it’s worth booking what you want to do beforehand to avoid disappointment. Whether you want to sample the wine and olives on a tour around Western Crete, or you’re feeling energetic and decide on a hiking excursion in Samaria Gorge; investigate times and tickets now so that your adventure can go to plan.


Enjoy Those Traditional Holiday Vibes
As Greece’s largest island, Crete offers its visitors plenty to do and enjoy. It’s an island steeped in Greek history and mythology, so it’s definitely going to satiate the appetites of those craving culture and knowledge. Pack your comfortable shoes so that you can make the most of the various ruins like Mochlos and spend hours exploring the rugged terrain. There are also plenty of fine-sandy beaches for those who need some relaxation and plenty of vitamin D. Pack your swimwear and shades, and head to Vai for some Carribean vibes, or go to PaleĆ³hora and hire a boat and travel around the calm waters for an hour or two. Crete offers up plenty of cultural charm, along with everything you’d crave from a relaxing break.


Breaking your days up by having a mixture of exploring, relaxing, and planned activities or tours, is the best way to enjoy the island. Therefore, jot down those restaurants you’ve heard great things about, or what mornings a specific market is on, so that you can fill each day with exactly what you want to do.

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