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#1 Guest_Greta_*

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:44 PM

Hi, we are planning to go to crete next summer but we don't really know how too choose in which part of the highland to rent an apartment, I'd like a cool place, not too much full of tourist but neithr too quite.. does anybody have a suggestion?

Thank you so much

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 06:13 AM

Greta, if "cool" is a priority, don't go to Crete between mid-June and mid-September. Summers can be extremely hot (temperatures up to 40c and even higher). May and October would be your best bets.

If you are limited to the summer months, and if being at the seaside isn't a priority, it's always a couple of degrees cooler in the mountains. If you want to be on the beach, consider Paleochora in the southwest. Quiet, but not too quiet, and often windy, so that if it is very hot you get some relief from the breeze.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 11:32 PM

Ok, I can recommend Sougia on the south coast. You need to hire a taxi to get there and it takes a couple of hours - but it is worth it! It is a small village with no package tourists, however it attracts mainly independent travellers and backpackers. There are a lot of young people who visit there, mainly from Sweden and Germany, and at night you can be as quiet or as lively as you like. There are plenty of small bars/restuarants in the village, and a couple of small outdoor discos at the edge of the village which don't usually get busy until after 1am. The price of apartments varies - I think the last time we stayed we paid 35 euros a night, but this was probably the most expensive that you would pay. We have visited 3 times now and will go again in June. The temperature is just fine then - 26 - 32 degrees or so, but it starts to get hot towards the end of the month.

Try the website www.sougia.info - there are some pictures and details of accommodation, restuarants etc...

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 02:22 AM

Sougia is indeed a beautiful place, we're intend to stay the night when we visit next May

the tuna pizza at the omicron is recomended

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