Your Crete Personal Pages - The Page of Patricia
Last visited Crete: Summer 2001
Crete is special to me because I can forget all about
work and worries at home, I can swim every day in the clear blue water
and watch the world go by.
Favourite restaurants in Crete: We have passed the
evening away in many lovely restaurants in Crete but we are always drawn
back to the Cretan Corner in Stalis where they make beautiful Kleftiko
and the owner George makes you feel truly welcome.
Favourite accommodation in Crete: Everywhere we have
stayed has been very clean and comfortable but our favourite is Pension
Soliel where Poppy makes sure the rooms are welcoming when you return
from a day out.
Favourite beach in Crete: Elafonissi in the far West
You have to see in Crete: The Samaria Gorge - a long
walk but breathtaking. The Lasithi Plain, the archaelogical Museum in
Heraklion, the orange groves in the West, Spinalonga, Knossos, the Southern
Coast - just get out there and get lost.
Night Life in Crete: My favourite way to spend the
evening is to have a lovely meal and sit with an ouzo and watch the holidaymakers
go by and chat to local people about their work and families.
Off the beaten path in Crete: The best way to enjoy
Crete is to hire a car and go where the mood takes you but be careful
the road doesn' t disappear!
When in Crete be careful about: Make sure you' re
careful in the sun - I' ve seen people's holidays ruined because they
didn't put on a high factor sun cream. Wear a hat and remember to apply
insect repellant. When drivers flash their headlights it means they are
coming through. Be careful how you drive and watch out for roads turning
into dirt tracks.
Transportation:The bus service in Crete is cheap
and handy and the taxis are very reasonable.
Cultural Tips: The people in Crete are extremely
friendly and accommodating but show some respect - it isn't a theme park.
Read a good tourist guide before you go and learn some of the language.