My husband and I are planning a holiday to Greece next year. We are looking at either June or September. Is one month particulary better than the other? We will have 7 or 10 nights in Crete. I have been getting some wonderful ideas from the trip advisor site. We would prefer the Western part of the Island.
My thoughts so far:
Arrive from Santorini into Heraklion, stay 1 night (maybe Aghia Pelagia if possible, instead). While we are at this end of the Island we could spend a couple of hours at Knossos before moving on.
Bus to Chania, stopping at Rethymnon for lunch on the way.
Few days based in Chania, may rent a car to have a look around the area as far as Falassarna and maybe Elafonissi.
Bus/ferry to Loutro for a few days
Maybe a few days in either Palechora, Sougia or Frangokastello as well. We will possibly walk the Samaria Gorge or others in the area. I believe we can connect these places by ferry then bus back to Chania.
Other places I like the sound of Aghia Galini, Spili and Kefalas.
Apart from Chania, we are looking for more quiet, village type places for at least some of our vacation and would like a nice balance of villages, sites and beaches, not big resorts.
As you can see by all the places I have mentioned. It is impossible to do them all. I would love everyones thoughts on what I have planned so far and some help in picking out the places that we shouldn't miss. If there are any other places that anyone can recommend, I would also appreciate hearing them. This will be our first visit to Greece.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone. Cheers