Having made a short visit to Crete (to see Phaistos, Agia Triada, Gortyn and Knossos) earlier this year, I'd now like to go back for a slightly more leisurely trip, in September or October.
I'd like to visit the Minoan sites at Malia and Zakros, to go Plaka and Spinalonga, and to spend some time in Agios Nikolaos and maybe Elounda. I'm not sure how long I'll be there - 5 or 6 days, maybe. My intention would be to fly into Heraklion and hire a car.
I don't know yet if I'll be getting a hotel or looking for something self-catering.
I'll be travelling solo, and have no wish to be surrounded by all-night partying loud herberts.
Is it realistic to base myself in Plaka, or will I be better off in a larger place like Elounda or Agios Nikolaos?Edited: 19 June 2011, 10:55