Oh, I Miss It Sooooo Much!
Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:59 PM
I recently booked my holiday for this year, 9th July. I thought I'd try somewhere else, a different island as I've only ever been to Crete. So I booked to go to Zante. Although I've spoken to a lot of people and they say Zante is wonderful, I decided to have a look on this website just to remind myself how much I love Crete! Now I've done that, im thinking I've made a mistake! I want to go to Crete again!! I really feel like I'll be missing out by not going there!! What if I hate Zante? But then I imagine all the Greek islands have there own kind of charm. Its not like I can jump on a boat and sail from Zante to Crete either! Its too far!! ARrrrrgh!
Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:25 PM
Posted 11 June 2006 - 06:20 PM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 11:11 AM
Zante (I stayed in Tsilivi) is ok, as Caroline mentioned; but Crete certainly has the edge.
I'm sure you'll still have a great holiday!
On another note, if you look at Google Earth, with the earthquake features switched on, you'll notice that both Crete and Zante have about the same amount of earthquake activity.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 12:35 PM
Re the earthquakes, if you get enough raki in they are not going to bother you much, in fact you may walk straighter !!!!
You will enjoy Zante, I've never been but have spoke to many that have and the reports are ok.
It's not the number of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.
Posted 13 June 2006 - 01:14 PM
Over the years our Crete to the Rest of Greece ratio is probably about 5 to 2 - we just keep coming back - nay, home - to Crete.
Believe it or not, but there are people in this world who have favourite places in Greece other than Crete. Fortunately we are all different, and just imagine if they all came to our chosen spot - then we would have to do what leopards allegedly are incapable of, and change our spots.
Go for it, and have a great time! See you in Crete another day.
Posted 13 June 2006 - 02:15 PM
I will post comments of Zante when I get back!! We shall see how it compares!! But hopefully I will be able to get out to Crete in September!! So I wont get too many withdrawal symptoms!
Posted 13 June 2006 - 03:36 PM
Posted 13 June 2006 - 08:37 PM
While on holiday to Zante I did experience the tremors, but the locals didn't seem to bother very much about them, so neither did I.
You could look on the bright side? it's always something else to write about on the postcards.
I really don't think you will be disappointed with Zante as both times that I went there on holiday , I had a fantastic time, and as tinks say's, I wouldn't bother with the shipwreck tour, all i could say about it is that it's worth seeing, but not worth paying to see.
Enjoy your holiday.....
Posted 13 June 2006 - 09:14 PM
I often find,the first few days in Crete,I sometimes think"we really should try somewhere else",then,that overwhelming feeling kicks in again,like hearing a voice whisperingin your head,"you are in the place where your heart is--how could anywhere be better than that?"
Its often said that Crete is a magical place.
Us poor souls who have fallen under its spell,can perhaps never be free of it.It is buried so deep in your heart,you can never truly leave!
But then,--with its beauty,its food,its culture,its music and above all the people,-----why try!
Posted 14 June 2006 - 11:16 AM
Anyway, enjoy Zante - I've only been there on sailing holiday but it looks a lovely island.