my partner and myself are flying to Chania in early April. Our departure is also from Chania, 7 days later. I have not booked any accommodations yet, therefore we are flexible, however our budget is quite tight.
We're both in mid-twenties and are looking to experience Crete as much as possible. We would love to see famous sandy beaches, architecture, landscapes etc.
We were planning to visit Samaria Gorge, although it is very unlikely that it will be possible in early April. Could we hike only the half way, as I read on other topics? Would Imbros Gorge be an alternative? Could you please advise us about any other hill walking experience in White Mountains worth considering?
It is certain that we will spend at least 2 days on visiting the city of Chania. Should we look for accommodation in the city centre or on outskirts, with a good bus transfers?
For the rest of our journey (3-4 days), we are planning to rent a car and travel to other parts of an island. When renting and returning car in Chania we can either chose from two options:
* Make a loop by going west and south visiting Kissamos, Falassarna, Elafonissi, Paleohora and Omalos.
* Go east and visit Lake of Kournas, Rethimno, Iraklio, Knossos, Matala and back.
Which of the above two would you recommend? Please feel free to share your thoughts!
If you're able to answer any of the the above questions, please do so. Thank you for all your help!