Hi. My husband and I are planning to spend 8 or 9 days in Crete in June. It will be our first time there and we know it is a large island, but there are a few things we don't want to miss. We want to see Knossos, some of the beaches on the west coast, and definitely hike in a gorge. We will probably be doing a lot of exploring by rental car as well, and like to go off the beaten path. The question is.. where do we stay? I'm open to staying in two different areas to make my explorations easier to get to during the week. Should I stay 4 days in the west, 4 days in the east? If so, which towns? Thanks in advance!