We would like to book an apartment for 4 persons (2 couples) from 9th aug - 13th aug.
We have finalized on the below places after seeing a lot of options in various booking sites:
Kalyves, Platanés, ELEA, Chania, Stavros, Verginas, Chania
We have the following constraints/requirements:
1. We don't drive hence we would be relying on public transport for the entire stay. Which place amongst the above would be good in terms of getting public transport and having a good scenic beach. If you feel none of these would be good then please suggest us some other alternatives in Crete. We would be flying to and from Chania Airport.
2. We are planning for santorini - 1 day return trip. Can it be done by some tour operator operating in the places mentioned above.
3. We are interested visiting Samaria gorge, Balos lagoon, National Park and elafonisi beach/ elounda beach for 1/2 days. We would like to know how if it would be easily possible from the place we select for staying.
I know it is a bit tough to do all these things in 4 days when 2 weeks is also not enough for Crete and Santorini, however we would like to make the best of whatever we have in hand.
Your suggestions would be very helpful