I'm stuck in the 'introduce yourself' section even though I am trying to get into the general section to ask for some info on Crete. So here goes and hopefully someone will reply.
We are 2 Greek/Australian girls in our late 30's heading to Crete for 12 Days in mid July this year. We want to experience the culture/hisotry, the beaches and the night life. So far I am leaning toward a few nights in Agios Nikolas and then a couple of nights somewhere on the west side of the island but not sure where, that will meet the above requirements. There are 3 beaches I really want to see, they are Elafonissi, Glyka Nera and Falassarna (long beach).
I know the distances are long and I am nervous about hiring a car as you guys drive on the opposite side of the road to us Aussies so it's a little scary. What's the best way to get from one side to the other and is there anywhere to stay close to these beaches that still has options for things to see and do, day/night apart from just go to the beach?
Any advise or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Any other must see's and do's, am happy to hear your thoughts.