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Crete Car Hire & Travel Information

Introduction:

Crete is a magical tapestry of beautiful beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes. Picturesque cities and small villages, where locals share their traditions.  Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. Crete is mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from west to east. Some south villages are available only from the side of the Libyan Sea. For the other you can be accessed also from the mainland, but only by the high-altitude.

Climate :

Mostly Mediterranean, Continental and American climate- apparently gives it the healthiest climate in Europe, with an average annual air temperature reaching 20 ° C. During the summer the temperature reaches 38ºC, with average daily in July and August ranges from 27 to 29ºC. Summer lasts the longest on the island of Crete in Greece - sunbathe and swim in the sea can be from May to October.

Airport:

The most important airport of Crete, Nikos Kazantzakis. Situated five kilometers east of the capital Heraklion. Crete has another second, smaller, international airport near Chania in the west of the island, at approximately 140 kilometers from Heraklion. you can fly here with many different airlines. In the summer the Airport may be very busy. 

Public transport:

The bus transportation in Crete is very good. Buses run frequently and usually on time. Anyway, it is not unusual that the driver deviates from the official route if a passenger has to go to a nearby village. Taxis are also available, but if you really want to explore Crete, you should rent a car.

Driving in Crete:

Crete is a wonderful place to drive , there is no more varied or scenic set of routes and roads than those traversing the island. However be aware of gravel, trenches, and litter roads , which can be find anywhere and could take you by surprise. Pay attention all the time.