Walking in Crete - Greece

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Crete (Kriti) is one of the largest islands belonging to Greece. The island is approximately 400 km long and 80 km wide. The capitol is Heraklion on the north coast of the island. Other large cities on Crete are Chania, Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos. The touristic part of the island lies on the north coast around Heraklion. Some big touristic attractions are Knossos, the Samaria Gorge and the Lasithi plateau. The driving on the roads is fair to good, although you have to look out for big holes in the road. Mountain roads can be exciting, but with calm driving you'll get to your destination in the end. The traffic signs are written in the Greek alphabet as well as the Latin alphabet.
Most Cretans like the quiet live, except when they are in their cars, then they have a peculiar driving style.
Crete has a lot more to offer than just beaches, sun and drinks. Crete has a very beautiful nature and a lot of history. More and more travelers are becoming aware of the "other Crete".
We made a tour around Crete. During this tour we stayed in three different locations. From the airport of Heraklion we drove to Agios Nikolaos in the evening. We stayed there for two nights. From Agios Nikolaos we drove to Matala, where we also stayed for two nights. The last stop was Rethymno where we stayed three nights. The last day we went back to Heraklion where we boarded our flight back to Amsterdam.
During our holiday we walked through several gorges, visited caves and excavations. During the 'driving days' we enjoyed the surroundings and diversity of Crete. May is a good month for visiting Crete. During July/August it is too hot and in June most flowers have already bloomed.
In the menu on the left you'll fin dan overview of the walks we made and the caves and excavations we visited.

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