I have a few questions to help find which area of Crete is right for us. My boyfriend and I (both mid twenties) are planning to visit in late may for one week. We’re hoping for sunny weather and lots to see and do and Crete seems like one of the best choices for that. I am not sure which part of the island would suit us, I have seen Chania mentioned a lot – but it seems quite far away from beaches?
We are looking for somewhere with good food – a bit of variety with some good Greek restaurants. Not somewhere full of English restaurants etc but we are happy with a little bit of that. We’d like a sunny area with good beaches nearby. I know the sea is probably going to be cold in May, but we might be brave anyway.
We would like a town/area with Greek culture (no Malia or UK tourist haven, but still plenty to do) and we’re considering renting a car to get out and explore. We aren’t package tourist people – we tend to book and do everything independently. Is there an area like this which has some restaurants, shops, bars and things to do, but not ruined by tourism?
We are on somewhat of a budget as well as we’re going to Hawaii in September so need to keep spends low on this trip!
One final question – can you do a day trip to Santorini or is that ridiculous? I’m not sure how long ferries take or how often they come, haven’t done much research yet but thought I would ask so we know whether to scrap it from the list or not.
Thanks in advance!