Are you going to the Greek island of Crete for the first time this year? Are you wondering what documents you need to get before your trip, how long the flight will take, or how much you need to turn the hands of the clock? Then read our practical tourist information to help you be better prepared for your holiday.
Would you like to pack your suitcase and to change your place shortly? What about Crete...But what is actually the weather like today on the island ? And how will it be during the coming days? Take a look at the weather forecast for the two favourite resorts of Crete - Chania a Heraklion.
Crete, as the southernmost of the Greek islands, is also one of the warmest areas of Greece. It has a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. However, due to the mountainous terrain, there are significant differences between the different areas. Crete is particularly rich in plant life, and a good number of these plant species grow only here on the island.
One of the typical features of the Greek island of Crete is the Cretan goat, or the "kri-kri" goat, as it is called by the locals. Several steps have been taken in recent decades to increase the numbers of this endangered species. It can be found nowhere else in the world but on the island of Crete.
Crete is not only the largest Greek island, but also the southernmost, and is located on the border of the Aegean and the Libyan Sea. It's still an island, though, so we have two options for getting here - by air or by boat.
Whether by plane or ferry... we are on the island of Crete. And we have several options to transport ourselves further, to travel and discover the beauty of this unique Greek island. We can choose between public bus transport, rental car (motorcycle, bicycle) or taxi. A boat trip is also a wonderful experience.
The international airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis is located in the north western part of the island (on the Akrotiti Peninsula) and is the second biggest airport of Crete. It lies close to the city of Chania (approx. 13 km), around 146 km west from the capital city of Heraklion.
The international airport Nikos Kazantzakis is located in the northern part of the island and it is the biggest airport of Crete. It lies in close proximity to the capital city of Heraklion, around 3 km east from the city centre.
Sitia Public Airport is located in the north-eastern part of the Greek island of Crete and is more of a small community airport. It is located in the Mponta area, near the town of Sitia, about 129 km east of the capital Heraklion.