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The website for the Angela is: http://www.angelahotels.gr/
I hope this helps. Fortunately, Sissi is still small enough to enjoy. Back in 1969 & 1970, a couple of my U. S. Air Force friends used to go scuba diving out of the Sissi harbor. It was a VERY QUIET and sleepy place then. No hotels, no development. Ah, those were the good old days!
I would love to find some as good in the states but I'll bet it is not available. Too bad.......
Pat & I spent 8 wonderful days on Crete from 7 to 15 June. This was our second trip to Crete. It is difficult to adequately describe Crete to people who have not been there. Living here in Texas/USA, we have been asked why we would take our annual vacation (2 weeks) and go to Greece & Crete? I think people think we are crazy with all of the "wonderful" places around the world to visit! They just don't know, do they?
We did spend 4 days on the mainland of Greece, seeing Delphi, Meteora, Athens (again), etc. There is so much in Greece to see that it might take a lifetime of trips! However, the mainland is not Crete. The differences are dramatic.
I am envious of you in Europe being able to jump on a plane and be stepping onto the tarmac in Heraklion or Chania in a matter of about 3 or 4 hours! I find myself drawn to this forum every day, looking for more stories of your super holidays, new photos, and people you have met. Keep it up!
Jeffrey & Pat
I rented a car in the airport (I had made earlier car reservations) and everything worked smoothly at Hertz.
"I remember a legend which spoke of Crete being attacked by Africans with lions. When the Africans left, one of the lions was late getting on the boats so he sat on the shore and looked out toward Africa. There is a mountain formation which resembles the head of a lion looking toward Africa."
Have any of you heard this story? If so, do you know where this mountain or hill is located? I want to try and find it when we are visiting Crete from 7-15 June.
My wife & I will be in Crete for 8 or 9 days in June. We can't wait!
Iraklion AS 1969-70
We were on Crete last June (2005) and stayed near Hersonnisos, in Sissi, and Chania - two nights each. This trip, I think we could do more if we did not move from place to place and just took the day trips. We did not get south last year.
Does anyone have suggestions where to stay? One friend suggested the Villa Archanes. Other places on the map with possibilities might include Timbaki, Mires, Arkalohori, Agia Galini, etc. I would prefer finding something in the range of 50 to 80 or 90 Euros per night.
Thank you for your thoughts and advice.
I am in the midst of planning our honeymoon to the greek islands in early June and we have 4 nights in Crete. I'm confused as to where to stay and would love any advice you all can give! We are in our 20s and looking for a bit of everything. We want to see the sights and experience Crete, but also want some romance. We were orginially looking at Ayios Nickolas, but have read reviews it is too touristy and no sights to see? Is Iraklion a good place to stay or no?
Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated!
Well, my wife & I spent 6 days in Crete in June 2005. We loved it! We stayed in Chania in the old city for 2 nights at the Casa Delfino Suites. It was a VERY nice place and expensive. On the opposite end of the cost spectrum, we spent two nights in Sissi (East of Heraklion) at the Angela I. Much less expensive - wonderful people own & operate it. You probably would need to rent a car if you stay in Sissi as it is a small town.
I don't know if this helps you or not. We are hoping to return for another visit soon.
Wharton, TX USA