All produce grown by the members of the European Union is regulated both in size and content, but there are countries that ignore this directive.
British sausages were going to be banned until the locals protested. there was a case recently where cucumbers were to be grown straight,this directive is still in limbo. There are numeous other ( stupid )directives that states ignore
There are many hotels/appartments for rent in the Gouves/Gournes area that have vacancies. About 15 to 20kl from airport.
Get your hire car at the airport, the hire companies have bargains at this time of year.
We opened an account with a Greek bank in London,who advised that we could transfer money to the banks branch in Crete and that we could also use that account untill we were ready to move to Crete. Then the London account would be transfered to the Crete branch.