Boat Hire Options?
Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:28 AM
One of the highlights of visiting the Greek Islands is the availability if self-drive hire to explore the calm waters of Greece; is the costal water of Crete considered too dangerous?
Can we only take a boat trip, or, are there any other options, is it possible charter boat for a day?
After all we will be staying in Sissi – supposedly a ‘Fishing Village’!
Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:40 PM
Best of luck and watch out for pirates
Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:25 PM
I am sure I have seen boat hire available from a shop in Elounda - I can rember thinking it could be interesting if my sailor brother ever came out for a visit.
I will look more closely next time I go to Elounda.
Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:24 PM
We were surprised at Yannis's reply to the Boat Hire question in April 2005:
" 4 Apr 2005, 11:03 PM Post #2
I am afraid that this is not possible
We have hired boats in Rhodes, Skiathos, Zante & Santorini. Thought there must have been a ban on hiring boats!
Jenny & Phil
Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:38 PM
Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:58 PM
In all my travelling I haven't come across any of the sort that you describe, do you think those facilities at Chania are the exception?
It is possible, as I have done it with Yannis- (or rather he has done it with us), to 'hire' a local fisherman to take you out at times (rather than self-hire). We got to Loutro that way in the winter once. Can't beat having the country's best guide with you!
Posted 13 September 2006 - 11:22 PM
I'm sure we won't have a problem 'persuading' someone...would have saved time to have organised it in advance
Thanks for your suggestions
Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:17 AM
when you will come to Crete, you will notice that there are not many charter yachts available. However, if you want to enjoy a day out in the sea, then contact my friend Nikos Koutepas at the tourist shop in Sissi and if there is such an option in the area, he will know about it.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 07:56 AM
We wll contact Nikos in Sissi
Thanks for your advice
Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:46 PM
Hope you don't mind, I had a nose around your photobucket (doctored the link from the image above)
I see you have been to Zante, and I am trying to work out which beach that is in one of the pictures as I have some very good friends from Alikanas.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:03 PM
Yes, we stayed at the Alikanas Beach Resort (or Village - it changed its name) in September 2004
Excellent resort; not too large, not too small
Jenny in the Boat photo was taken in Santorini, September 2005
We usually vist a Greek Island each September, for Jenny's Birthday
Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:27 PM
I haven't tried santorini yet what is is like for naturism?
I agree with Yannis (from another thread) that August isn't a good month to go to the islands. I live in Athens and everyone goes away in August. June and September are great months for exploring the islands.
I went to Elofonisos a couple of years ago and there is a nudist beach there, but out of the 3 beaches it was the worst, windy and rough sea. You could go al natural on the other 2 beaches however with no problems.
This is making me miss my holidays now, as I havent been away yet this year
Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:53 PM
Also you can hire "Hobby Cats" from the beach at Mirtos, just west of Ierepetra.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:09 AM
Interesting road, or lack of, we took the shortest route through the mountains.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 04:27 PM
Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:04 PM
We did find an EXCELLENT Resturant: the Lotus Eaters the last resturant, at the Blue Palace Resort & Spa end, of Elounda. By far the best food & wine we enjoyed in Crete.