Julie, this sounds excellent! I will make sure I check out the slow bus. Quick question - if I take the slow bus that passes through those villages, would I be able to get off in one or more of the villages for a bit for lunch or something, and then board the bus again? Or does it just pass through without stopping? Thanks!
Hello! I am a student from the U.S. and I will be living/working in or around Heraklion from January - March 2009. I know winter is the down season in Crete, but I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on things to do or places to explore? The only problem is, I probably won't be able to drive around the island, but I will have access to the bus system. Also, since I do not yet have a great lay of the land, are there any places that are unsafe, since I will be traveling and living by myself the whole time there?
Any and all help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!