So you’ve got your flights to Crete your bags are packed and your all set to go, but what are you gonna do when you get there?! Here’s a couple of pointers!

Go gorge walking, in Samaria Gorge. This spectacular 16Km walk requires a good 6 hours and some sturdy footwear but providing you have a decent level of fitness it’s comfortable walk and the scenery is stunning. The gorge is open May- October each year, but has to be closed off during the rest of the year due to the dangers present from winter conditions. To get there you can take a bus from Chania bus station to Omalos, the top of the gorge.  When you reach the end of the walk you must take a small boat and then a bus back to Chania. It’s a full on day trip really but well worth it, the entry fee for the Gorge is just €6 and transportation for the day about €25.

Check out the old town and the harbour at Chania, its all about winding cobbled alleys and soaking up the history and architecture. Take time to stop at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the back alleys and enjoy some local food.

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Visit Loutro, a tiny village in the south west of Crete island its like travelling back to a simpler time. The only way to get to the village is via boat or foot so you can leave all your traffic troubles behind. There isn’t much to do in the way of activities in Loutro but that’s kinda the beautiful thing about it, you can sit back, relax on the beach and watch the boats come in.

Of course if you’re feeling less adventurous (it is a holiday after all!) there are obviously plenty of beaches around where you can chill out, you need only leave the beach shortly to try some local food. Greek food is both delicious and reasonable and there’s a huge variety of dishes to choose from!

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