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Travelling around Crete

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is 156 miles in length, therefore making it quite easy to get to Crete's many tourist resorts, a popular way to travel around the island of Crete is by catching one of the many ferries available from various ferry companies like Anek Lines, Minoan Lines and Lane Lines.

Travelling around Crete
Getting Around Crete By Car.

Getting around Crete by car is a nice journey, you can hire a car from various outlets around crete, hiring a car can be a bit expensive, though it is still the most convenient way to travel around Crete, local companies offer cars at a better rate that the multinational ones. To hire a car in Crete you must have a credit card with enough credit to cover the rental of the car and a valid driving licence. If you wish to explore Crete make sure you hire a car with good engine power so that it's easy to climb the country roads and hills. If you have a lot of luggage book a big car for comfort, also make sure you book your car in advance, remember to ask for baby seats if needed.

Getting Around Crete By Sea.

Getting around in Crete by Sea is very easy, with big ferry companies like Anek Lines, Minoan Lines and Lane Lines running various routes around the island of Crete stopping off at the many costal towns and villages. Generally advance bookings are not required for small ferries but during the main season time it is best to buy your ticket in advance. These small ferries offer many day trips, tickets normally cost about €3 to €15, there is discount for children and for pensioners, advance booking of tickets can be done by phone or by email, ferry times depend on sea conditions, rough waters may result in the cancellation or delay of the ferries.

Getting Around Crete By Cycling.

The best way to enjoy the beauty of Crete is by cycling, take a cycling trip to the villages and mountains of Crete for a perfect adventure holiday. Cretan Adventures arrange various biking tours and are located in Heraklion. Cretan Adventures arrange trips over 8 days, on average the trip covers about 40 kilometres each day. The tour takes you through various towns, villages and beaches, they normally spend the night at a pre decided hotels in Gouves, Avdou, Sissi, Elounda, Kalo Horio, Myrtos and Heraklion.


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