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Moving around in Greece - transportation

Public transport in the country is of high quality. The fare is quite affordable. Buses run not only inside the cities, but also connect all the regions of the mainland. There are buses every day from 5am to 12am. Night routes also run in the big cities and along the most significant roads. Inside the city, it is also possible to move around on trams and trolleybuses. Since 2000, there is a subway in Athens. Underground lines still don’t cover all parts of the capital of Greece. However, the subway is used by local residents and is popular among tourists. There are a lot of taxi services. Unlike European countries, the price of a ride is not too high. The cost of landing is 1 euro;1 km of the way will cost you from 10 to 50 cents, depending on the date, the time of day, and the city. Greece has a well-developed railway network. The express train is very popular. You will find comfort and service in the first class. Second-class cars often don’t have air conditioning and can be quite dirty. It is also possible to travel in a sleeping car. … Open
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Crete for children - what to visit

Guests of Crete can successfully combine water entertainment with exciting excursions. With children, it is worth looking into the aquarium Aquaworld, which is located in Hersonissos. In this aquarium, you can, not only admire the rare representatives of the underwater world, but also see rare reptiles. On the territory of the museum, there is an attention-grabbing terrarium, some of whose inhabitants, visitors are … Open

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For locally produced organic cosmetics, ladies should go to the city of Rethymno that can offer a great deal of specialty stores. It sells wonderful caring cosmetics made from organic ingredients. In many stores, you can choose decorative cosmetics of excellent quality. Local shops will delight shoppers not only with a huge product range but also with affordable prices. Apart from cosmetics stores, Rethymno is also … Open

Best beaches

The eastern part of the island, Lassithi, also features a huge selection of great beaches. Sandy beach of Almiros will appeal to everyone without exception. Tourists would find here options for relaxing break and sport entertainment. The beach has a water sports center and several stalls ofering classic treats and refreshments. One of the most attractive among sandy beaches is Kalamokanias; it is rather large and … Open

Advices for travellers

8. Shoppers are recommended to visit Crete during seasonal sales; those are usually held in January, May and October. At that time, you can purchase great goods at discounted prices in shopping malls and at markets. 7. In restaurants and cafes customers have to leave a tip. In small budget restaurants and cafes 1-1.5 euros would be enough, and major restaurants usually require tip making out 10% of … Open

Active recreation

Chania is no less attractive for travelers wishing to do active rest. For example, in Paintland Chania, you can play one of the team games - paintball or laser tag, thereby increasing the level of trust between the players. Here you can also visit an escape room center offering interesting scenarios. We are talking about ClueWars. As for bars, the popular ones are Peacock Tail Bar with its good cocktails known … Open

Festivals and events in Crete

Many tourists are equally interested in music festivals, most of which take place on the magnificent Cretan beaches during the summer season. Among the most famous ones is the Chania Rock Festival that falls at the end of June. Harsh metal and rock guitar riffs that can be heard on the ruins of the San Salvatore bastion fascinate all music fans. At different times, such famous teams as Sabaton, Kreator, Soulfly … Open
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