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crete or mykonos

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crete or mykonos


I'm a 29 year old female considering going on a holiday by myself for the first time. Both Crete and Mykonos are possibilities in terms of price, travel time, etc. I'm interested in being close to a beach, but perhaps within walking distance of a town. I would also like the possibility of day trips/activities. Would anyone have advice on whether Crete or Mykonos would be more suitable. Any tips on towns/hotels would also be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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1. Re: crete or mykonos

Can't compare as I've not been to Crete but Mykonos is very nice little place to visit, lots of restaurants, cafes and places to just kill time. Being quite tiny, its easy to walk around and navigate your way around as well. You can take some additional day trips to islands like Delos as well, it is a good way to spend 1/2 a day.

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2. Re: crete or mykonos

You may want to check greeka.com or greek-islands.us for some general pointers, and of course relared forums here in TA,but to be honest, you try to compare two completely different places.

Crete covers a wide 8.336 km2 (3.219 sq mi) territory while Mykonos is tiny by comparison -105,2 km2 (40,6 sq mi) When you plan to go and what kind of activities you have in mind? Are you willing to hire a car?

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3. Re: crete or mykonos

Depends when you go. I know both really well. Mykonos in August is a bit too busy and Crete you can escape everyone and is def more authentic and friendlier. If you want lively times and lots of social, then Mykonos might be better.

My view is Crete is the only island with nearly everything, though lively night life is not as good as Myk.

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