How do you get to Crete Greece?
The quickest way to reach Crete is by flight. While travelling from India, most major cities in India have daily flights to Athens via airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Gulf Air etc. From Athens, you can take a domestic flight to Crete’s Heraklion or Chania airport.
Is Crete Greece safe?
Crete is generally a safe, friendly and hospitable place. Thefts, especially, are more likely to be committed by other tourists than locals. Still, as with anywhere, it pays to follow a few simple precautions: Keep track of your possessions in bus stations, markets and other crowded areas.
Where do you fly to to get to Crete?
Crete is served by two airports, Chania and Heraklion. Chania Airport is just 9 miles east of Chania city centre on the Greek island of Crete. Local KTEL buses run between the airport and Chania taking around 30 minutes and costing €2.50 for a single fare.
How do you travel around Crete?
The best way to get around Crete is via car. There are public buses that connect visitors to the major cities of Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania and Agios Nikolaos.
Is Crete expensive to visit?
But compared with other holiday destinations such as Turkey or Egypt or areas of Greece and its islands such as Mykonos and Santorini we haven’t found that Crete is expensive. Locally grown and produced food is cheap in Crete. This positively impacts on prices in tavernas, restaurants and hotels.
Do you need a car on Crete?
Crete is a huge island it has very good bus connections but a car is the best solution to my opinion. It will give you the freedom of independence from buses timetables and also you will be able to visit places that the bus connections are not so frequent.
Which is the best part of Crete to stay?
The best place to stay in Crete is Chania area or western Crete that actually has the best beaches of the island and some of the best hotels along with the beautiful Chania town with its elegant restaurants, the picturesque Old Town of Chania and the incredible Samaria Gorge (which you should hike).
Is it hard to drive in Crete?
Driving in Crete is… well, different. Between the road conditions, the weather and the local people behind the wheel, a drive around Crete can sometimes be a challenge. However, there is nothing wrong with a little bit of a challenge now and then and this one is certainly worth it.
What is Crete Greece known for?
The island of Crete is the largest in Greece, and it has a truly magical atmosphere all its own. It is big enough for you to easily spend a full holiday there exploring its hidden corners, tasting the best of Greek cuisine, and basking in that magical Mediterranean light.
Is English spoken in Crete?
The official language spoken in Crete is in fact Greek, but you will find that many locals speak English – they are keen to make you feel at home, so why not do the same? The Greek language is one of the oldest European languages, featuring in written documents from around 3,400 years ago!
Can you see Africa from Crete?
The closest part of Africa to Crete is the North Eastern tip of Libya, approx 180 miles south west of the most southern most point of Crete. Horizon distance is like 3 miles, so no. During a night with a clear sky, from the beach of Sougia you might notice some light from Lybia.
What is the best time of year to visit Crete?
The best time to visit Crete is from mid-May to June or from September to October. May brings with it warmer waters and beautiful wildflowers that can be spotted throughout the island’s natural attractions.
How many days do you need in Crete Greece?
Crete is a large island with so much to offer. You are surrounded by stunning beaches, archaeological sites, small islands, gorges & historical towns. To see all the “top sights”, it will take a minimum of 10 days – 2 weeks, however, you could easily spend 4 weeks and still have more to see.
Is the sea in Crete warm?
The sea is still really warm and there are far less tourists. The Cretans – especially the ones who work with tourism – although tired from the summer season are getting more relaxed. It is also one of the preferred period for hikers.
How far is Santorini from Crete?
How Far Is Santorini From Crete? These two famous Greek islands are 148 km (92 miles) apart. They are located in the Sea of Crete, which is between the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, south of the Greek mainland.
Is Santorini worth a day trip from Crete?
Day trips to Santorini from Athens, Mykonos, Crete, or other nearby islands are usually not worth the time and effort. Staying on Santorini for several nights is awesome. Visiting for a few hours in the middle of the day (on a day trip) is hectic and busy.
How much is the ferry from Santorini to Crete?
The ferry route Heraklion – Santorini normally lasts around 2 hours and the average cost is around €65. Check our summary with the latest data for ferries.
What is the best way to get from Santorini to Crete?
Normally there is at least 1 daily ferry from Santorini to Crete (Heraklion). The ferry companies that operate on the route are Seajets, Minoan Lines, Golden Star Ferries, and Aegeon Pelagos. Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season.
How long is the boat trip from Crete to Santorini?
There are multiple daily ferries that run between Santorini and Heraklion Port in Crete from mid-April through October. The trip can take between around 2 hours on a high-speed ferry to almost 6 hours on an older, conventional ferry. Prices range from €30 to €45 for a standard adult ticket.
Is Mykonos or Crete better?
If you prefer quiet destinations, Crete offers better options, though you’d have to choose carefully where to stay. But if you don’t really want to go out and explore, Mykonos might be better as is more compact – plus, there are hundreds of high-end hotels and rooms.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.