When my husband and I planned a trip to Crete last year, we were going to rent a car and drive (to the Amari Valley, the south coast, etc.) He died last year before we could realize that dream, but now I am going in September. By myself.
My question is: is it practical for me to rent a car to tool around Crete alone? What with daredevil Greek drivers, twisty mountain roads and the Greek alphabet - will I be able to navigate and drive at the same time? (I've travelled alone in the U.S., but I can read the road signs and predict driver behavior here.)
If the answer is no, can someone point me in the direction of some companies that offer group day tours based out of Chania? I'm spending 2 nights in Heraklion and 5 in Chania. I hope to get to Knossos and Faestos while in Heraklion, and see some mountain villages, the Amari Valley and southern beaches while in Chania.
Any advice is appreciated.