Crete (Greece) Reviews
Description:Country: Greece / World Region: Europe / "Crete (Greek Κρήτη Kríti; Ottoman Turkish ... more
Crete (Greece) ... گريد (Girit); Latin Candia, Creta) is the largest of the Greek islands at 3220 sq. miles and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located at approximately 35° N 24° E (35, 24). Crete is a popular tourist destination; its attractions include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortys, the Venetian castle in Rethymno, and the Samaria Gorge, as well as many other natural sites, monuments, and beaches. Crete was the center of the Minoan civilization (ca. 2600–1400 BCE), the oldest civilization in Europe."
Newest Review: ... in some of these places I am thus accustomed to be being seen by many of the locals I encouter as something of a walking revenue-package but I do not in any sense object to paying the elveated 'tourist tax' - in terms of slightly higher prices - that is often imposed (personally I think quite reasonably, given the disparity between our countries' different economies) by local businessmen. ... more
Customer Crete (Greece) Reviews (22)
by - written on 30/06/09 (Very useful, 90 readings)
Having read the many glowing reviews of Crete on these pages, I feel reluctant to have to strike such a discordant note, but while I didn't have exactly a BAD holiday there, it's certainly not a destination I would ever consider visiting again. The reality I found there was quite unlike the island idyll other reviewers have described; perhaps because notably, the next most recent review I saw was written in 2008, and Crete has clearly been hit hard by the global recession and the current high rates of exchange affecting the Euro. Wolves are at the door, figuratively speaking, for many of the businesses catering for mass tourism in the north of the island, and it shows: Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/08 (Useful, 52 readings)
September holiday in Crete Had a really great trip to crete with my husband. Stayed in a small house, in the village of Spilia near Hania. Its a proper greek village, and you felt you were experiencing the real crete. Spilia is home to the cave church set above the village, which is truly spectacular. Also nearby is the Deliano Gorge, which is well worth a visit for vulture sighting, although we were followed by a pair of hoopoes all the way up. You can walk or drive it. The nearest town was Kolimbari- an OK place with some nice restaurants. But hire a car and go up into the Lefka Ori mountains. The scenery is amazing. You can drive up to the beginning of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/02/07 (Somewhat useful, 319 readings)
Hi all i spent a week in Crete last may and i must say it was the best time of my life, i stayed in the middle of Hersonnosis, where everything happens. My first impressions of the Island were " what have i got myself in for?" but then as the day wore on it was much more inviting. The locals are lovely, and my sister and i were lucky enough to be arriving with most of the workers, so we made some firm friends out of the trip. Hersonnosis - This resort is not for the faint hearted and is mainly populated by Irish, Germans and Swedes but none of this put us off, if anything it completely enhanced the holiday. That and the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/06/04, updated on 26/06/04 (Very useful, 252 readings)
We visited the island of Crete this May. The island is varied depending on area, but we concentrated on the Chania area. This review is mainly random ramblings of our thoughts and observations, perhaps a few tips and some fundamental useful info too, hope you don't find it too boring. Chania (also known as Hania) is an obvious destination for the tourist to visit. It's a mix of old and new, quite a busy place especially around the harbour area of the old part of town - where you'll find the famous Lighthouse. Eating ******* If you are looking for places to eat, there are numerous ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/12/02, updated on 12/12/02 (Somewhat useful, 204 readings)
i went to stalis last year and i fell in love with it, its my best holiday. It is a small place but it is quite lively. i didnt like malia it was too loud and gouves was like ghost town. it is good for familys because it is all mainly all on one street spread out and the street which is called beach road is split up into restruants, bars, shops and exchange places. i stayed on the main road in a hotel called irene apartments and the ppl who run them were fantastic. i am defo going bak there in the nxt copule of years. i give crete and stalis 10/10. xxxxxxxxx Read the complete review
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