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messageGreece/Crete without a car
Posted by Cora 15 December, 2018 20:07

I feel I have asked this in the past so apologies in advance if I have! I can't see the thread...

Planning a family holiday.

One kid wants Greek Myths the other a pool/beach.

I have never driven abroad so realistically a no car holiday...

Any suggestions/recommendations tips gratefully received.

Thanks in advance smiling smiley

messageRe: Greece/Crete without a car
Posted by prit 15 December, 2018 22:55

Just go to Crete and get a taxi to Knossos for the day. The taxi driver will come back and pick you up at a time you specify.

messageRe: Greece/Crete without a car
Posted by EDmummy 17 December, 2018 13:02

There's a large number of tours that can be booked from most of the holiday villages and towns.The closer you are to Knossos would probably be easiest (we stayed the other side of the island last time and we weren't in favour of a very long coach trip there and back).

Driving in Crete is very easy. The roads are good pretty much everywhere and it's very hard to get lost.

messageRe: Greece/Crete without a car
Posted by Dom Johnston 17 December, 2018 16:04

I would highly recommend the resort of Tigaki on Kos. It's one long road that has a lot of tavernas and a few bars. At one end there is a beach and the other end there are mountains. You can arrange island tours from the same strip and all the hotels let non-residents use their pools if you don't want to go to the beach. Very reasonably priced and if you want to venture to Kos town (very easy to walk around with little ones) it's Ä2 each on a bus and takes about 20 minutes.

messageRe: Greece/Crete without a car
Posted by Rosetta 17 December, 2018 23:05

area to the west of Chania is very easy to get buses either back into Chania or further west. The villaged Gerani and Maleme, for example have hotels and apartments set on the beach and are a short walk from the main road. I have stayed in this area several times without hiring a car. There will be many places selling excursions too, including trips to Santorini. If you go to the east of the island, Sisi is an attractive village. Easier to not have a car on the north side of the island. I didnít find it difficult driving there though, outside of the cities.

Perhaps you could hire a car just for a couple of days to go into the hinterland.

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messageRe: Greece/Crete without a car
Posted by Daedius November 19, 10:17PM

We spent two weeks in the Chania area and loved it. We also loved Naxos and Paros, Santorini not so much, over touristed. But I think Athens is better option for architecture & culture. One day for ancient sites, one day for some museum and some other sites and one day for some more modern sites or markets etc. This is how I'd roughly speaking count the days. A longer visit gives the opportunity to get a grasp of the city, enjoy the sites and some of the museums without rush, get lazy and immerse a bit in the local coffee culture and get to know the place a bit more. Whatever you do, do pick very carefully the place of your stay. If you decide to take a taxi, I would suggest considering []

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messageRe: Greece/Crete without a car
Posted by Gardenman November 20, 06:03PM

I would highly recommend Kefalonia . Stunningly beautiful island, much smaller, there fore easier to get around on local buses, regular boat taxis Delightful people running hotels, apartments , restaurants. Big long shallow beach for the kids called Kaminia on the south coast . Plenty of beach resorts on the south coast. I live out there for the summer running retreats which youíre very welcome to visit. I can even sort out accommodation locally at a good price if you like. Everyone comes back to this magical island . Good packages available too

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