Where To Stay In October
Posted 15 September 2006 - 10:32 PM
Im worried that the resorts offered which sound really nice (Elounda, Makyrailos, Ag. Galini, Matala) will be too quiet in October, so maybe we should go for the likes of Malia, Ag. Nick???
Any comments etc welcome
Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:05 AM
In Agia Galini there is some nightlife, but not much. The other places you mention are more for family-type vacation.
Posted 16 September 2006 - 04:13 PM
Would I be correct in thinking Stalis is also Brit territory? Certainly a town/village with proper greek appearance is also a priority....
Posted 17 September 2006 - 08:19 PM
I agree with Yannis,Ag.Nik is probably best in late season,but I admit,it is my favourite town!
The good thing is though,you are only 7 kilometers from Elounda,so, if you hire a car,or even by bus or taxi,its not far,and Elounda is as nice as Agios,but in a different way,so you get 2 resorts to pick from for the price of one!
I think you may find many of the more "tourist towns" have all but closed by October.
Posted 17 September 2006 - 08:39 PM
Enjoy the majestic view over the Messara Kolpa down to Matala and Komos beach, now that it's still there.
Posted 17 September 2006 - 08:50 PM
Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:16 AM
Personaly, I would not visit either after dark, and when I read of the "happenings" there in the newspapers I regret to say that I am ashamed to be English. I do appreciate that you may be more adventureous than I am!
Having said that, when we get tired of Greek food (it is a little bland and almost everything contains tomatoes), we go to "The Red Lion" in Malia for a traditional British Sunday lunch. I have never had better.
In early October most things will still be open in Ag Nik & Elunda as direct flights do not end 'till the end of the month. If the odd English restaurant is closed, does it matter, you are in Crete - eat like a Cretan!
PS I may be prejudiced, I live 8 Kms from Ag Nik
Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:18 AM
Crossing the mountain ranges of the Lefka Ori, Idi Oros and Dikti Oris will take you to the less touristic rural Crete where you can enjoy the most incredible sunsets, hospitality, walks (Imbross, Samaria mountain trips etc.) and fresh food you can think of.
Without the fish and chips culture and the beer palaces but with the authentic Cafeneions where you can zip your tsikoudia and try to conversate with the locals who are always curious in a charming way.
Try Iannis' Timbaki, Dinnys' Pitsidia, Ton's Matala and my Galini.
Anyhow, have a nice trip and tell us about your experiences.
Posted 18 September 2006 - 11:29 AM
Well, I'll be going back to Paleochora. A small place, but one that - because it actually has Cretans living in it - doesn't really close for winter; not that the tourist season finishes before the end of October in any case. Going again is very much a change of plan, but one that I was happy to consent to.
There's good food in a variety of restaurants, great beach, bars that are certainly quite busy (but on a scale quite incomparable with Malia, I believe) until the Hoorays retire (even with all the garlic we don't tend to take our chances with the vampires). Some Greek live music a few nights a week. Great walks, loads of interesting things to see. Pal even boasts of an outdoor cinema!