This is my first post here on this nice site, tried starting a blog about moving here but with all the practicalities of preparing a move to crete it didn't work out.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is like to live in the city of Heraklion since we've decided to start out there. I read in a thread on this forum, from a year ago, that it is cheaper to live within the city walls than outside. Does anyone know if this is still so? And is it possible to rent small and inexpensive since we are on a very low budget. Any info is greatly appreciated. We're really excited now since the day for our departure is coming close now and finally our dream of living in Crete is becoming reality! Wow.
Thanks for both your answers even though they're quite opposite of each other So which one is it? We won't be having a car so being in the center won't be a problem for us. Do you know if it is easier to go to a rental agency or is word of mouth easier in Heraklion? And are those prices with utilities? I know that when we arrive we will see for ourselves but it is good to get an idea of things before we come. This is all very exciting and we can hardly wait.
And to Dinny thanks - I wish we had won the lotto
Hopefully I can find some work when the tourist season starts and until then we can hopefully live on my boyfriends invalidpension, but until then we are just going to enjoy this new chapter in our lives and get to know Crete and her people, learn to speak some greek and just see what happens.