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#1 tinka14



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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:56 PM

Hi all,
Going to Crete for the first time on Sunday. We have been to Rhodes, Kos and Santorini and now want to try the big island of Crete. We are staying at the Marni Village in Koutouloufari and have heard some excellent reviews about the place.
Would like recommendations on the best places to eat in Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos please - is it even worth venturing into Hersonissos?! Heard it might get a bit rowdy!? :)

Like most ladies - I love to shop so any recommendations on nice, trinkety, jewellery type shops would be great please.

Last thing, what excursions should we go on? We're looking at Knossos, Heraklion and Ag Nik at the moment, we'll probably be bussing it around as don't think hubby will have the confidence on Greek roads!

Any other tips would be very much appreciated.
BTW.. .I am 38, hubby is 52, we are past raving it up at night, would sooner chill out over a nice dinner and drinks! :D
Thanks Tinka14

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:00 AM

Hi Tinka & Hubby

If you want some wonderfull food, try David's at Piskopiano, they serve really delicious mezes there, and Eleni's restaurant at Hersonissos.

One excursion you should do honestly, is a jeepsafari with the 'Hollandse-Jeepsafari. Visit the English page on www.hollandse-jeepsafari.com. where you can find a short summary of the tour. Hint? If you like porkchops, go!! :-) Btw, they also rent cars, and I don't think hubby should worry 'bout the greek/cretan roads too much.. My guess is that he will manage.. It's not all that bad.. :-)

About Knossos; the word gets aroud that the site is closed until August or September. Better to ask aroud if that's a true gospel. The museum however is open for as far I know. Keep in mind that the museum is located in Heraklion, the site itself is about 5 km south of the city. When you're visiting Heraklion, don't forget to visit the Historical Museum of Crete. (www.historical-museum.gr) Í think you'll find some things of interest there.

For your knowledge, there's a lot to discover on Crete. I'm doing Crete short with the alternatives given above. There are so many places that need to be mentioned which are worth while visiting, too much to mention, sorry! :)

Just go and explore this wonderfull island..

Have a jolly good time there!!

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:13 AM

Just a correction to Papous' suggestions:
It is the Heraklion Archaeological Museum which is closed at the moment, because of restoration and expansion works: http://www.cretegaze...seum_closed.php
The Archaeological site of Knossos is open every day as usually.
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 03:41 PM

Thank you for the tips! Yes I had heard that the museum is closed in Heraklion which is a real shame as I have heard it is a top class museum to visit. Never mind, next time maybe! Well I'd better finish my packing!

#5 Koutouloufari residents

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:41 PM

Hi,we live in Koutouloufari and it's a lovely village. All the tavernas are nice. I work in a mini market called Toxotis in the square and next door to us is a taverna called Emmanuel, they cook in a great wood burning oven.....their lamb is lovely. On the other side of the shop that I work in is Sergiani, this also is very nice.When you come pop by and I'll let you know about the others. I work every afternoon!!!!If you're looking for car rental then look out for my husband Jim in a car rental shop opposite the sports cafe(which you cant miss) and hell help you.
See you soon