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Printable maps of Crete

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Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Crete

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Crete with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Crete area

This Crete map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
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Greece - moving around the country

The busiest and most basic routes are air-conditioned. However, in remote regions, the bus service operates old vehicles. Buses from villages outside the resort areas run daily. The most remote settlements are serviced only 1-2 times a week. The cost of a bus ticket is about 4 euros per 100 kilometers. It is worth noting that most of the Greek cities are quite small, and they can be easily walked. Therefore, it makes sense to spend money on buses only for traveling between cities or for moving within such large cities as Athens, Patra, Thessaloniki or Kalamata. The railway is an alternative to buses. However, it is worth noting that the railroad doesn’t go through all regions of mainland Greece. Before Olympic Games, the country has repaired the roads and slightly expanded the route. Trains in Greece are represented by two classes. The difference between the first and second class that connect towns, is quite insufficient. Travelers don’t have to wait for the special comfort. … Open

Nature and parks of Greece

Samaria Gorge is the largest in Europe; its length is about 18 kilometers. It is located on the island of Crete that is one of the most picturesque islands in the country. There is the national park of the same name. The gorge was inhabited since ancient times. You can still find the ruins of the temples of Apollo and Artemis; in the 4th century BC, it housed the city of Tarra. The park has a rich flora and fauna. The forest is inhabited by a rare Kri-Kri goat, which can be found only in the mountains of Crete. Among the animals in the park, you can meet badgers, wild cat, marten, and various birds. … Open

City tours, excursions and tickets in Crete and surroundings

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Our guide to Crete

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

Best beaches

One of the most attractive among sandy beaches is Kalamokanias; it is rather large and well equipped. Strong trees grow right on the coast, so you can take refuge in the heat of the day at the shade. There are popular hotels and apartments next to the coast. Travelers who will rest in Heraklion should pay attention to the sand and pebble beach Paleokastro. It is wild and devoid of any equipment; however, this scenic … Open

Crete for children - what to visit

The largest aquarium on the island is the Cretaquarium. Besides miniature colorful fish, you can see huge sharks, octopuses, rays and other exotic inhabitants of the sea depths here. They are very remarkable to watch. This aquarium presents a large collection of sea turtles. Next to the large aquariums are equipped comfortable recreation areas where you can sit and watch the fish. The most appealing museums for … Open

Travel guide to Crete

The most visited cultural institution of Crete can safely be said to be the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. This is one of the largest museums in the country. For the storage of exhibits, 20 rooms are reserved. All collections of the museum are distributed in strict chronological order. Many of the exhibits were discovered directly on the territory of Greece. Huge clay vessels, and stone sculptures that … Open

Traditions and mentality of Crete

Main festival venue is Municipal Park. Special stages and children rides are built there for the festival time. Even though festival program is getting more and more diverse, the primary event of the entire festival is wine testing. Speaking of Crete's traditions it's worth to mention local markets. Those aren’t just shopping venues, but also the best place to meet friends and relatives. Lots of people come … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Speaking of national dishes, first of all it is worth to mention their naturalness. All products used for meals undergo very gentle heat treatment; chefs prefer to use only seasonal products for cooking culinary delights. It would be difficult to find a hot vegetable salads and stews in local restaurants, but the choice of light vegetable soups and fresh salads is surprising. Those, who can’t imagine a meal … Open - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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