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Crete- a lot of choice in a holiday
Member Name: smudge377
Advantages: So much choice, from sunning to walking to birdwatching to eating well
Disadvantages: Can get very hot
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 the Samairia Gorge walk, thru the town of Omolu, but take something warm as the temperature drops as you go up.
For beaches the best is Elafonissi on the south coast, its cyrtal clear lagoon is great for families
Summary: a lovely holiday destination to explore