My husband and I will be arriving at 5:30am on June 13th via ferry from Pireus. We are staying at Casa Leone for 4 nights.
Day 1 - we thought we would just explore old town and nearby areas and would welcome specific suggestions if anyone has favorites of shops - nearby places or tavernas/restaurants.
Day 2- we are hoping to do the Samaria Gorge. We are currently working on getting in shape for that by hiking at home and working out. Reccomendations for a second choice of hikes would be great. Also is there a specific company or tour to use for this as we will not have a car at this point?
Day 3 - Today knowing that we will most likely be a bit sore from the hike would be up for renting a car and visiting a beach (Elafonissi?), going to Rethymnon or to Manousakis Winery???
Suggestions on car rentals here that could be dropped off in Iraklion would be most appreciated.
Day 4 - open for suggestions
Day 5 we will leave early for Iraklion with the hopes of having time to visit friends and go to Knossos. We are in Iraklion for 1 night before heading by ferry to Santorini.
Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.