Airport Transfers in Crete
TaxiFinders.com private hire service is available at Heraklion or Cahania airport. Book before you leave for your holiday in Crete, and your personal driver will be at the airport to meet you in and take you to your hotel, or other holiday accommodation. TaxiFinders.com will ensure that your holiday gets off to a smooth start.
You pay for your taxi (or minibus, if you prefer) in £Sterling, before you leave the UK, so you can be sure that you won’t get overcharged when you arrive in Crete, tired after the journey, bit disorientated in a new country, using different currency, trying to negotiate a price for a journey which you haven’t done before. All TaxiFinders.com drivers are fully licensed and insured, and their cars are in tip top condition.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean.
The weather can be hot and humid in the summer, spring and autumn are almost perfect, and the winters are mild. There are mountains (capped with snow all year round), lakes (Lake Kournas and Lake Agia are both freshwater), gorges, and national parks. Herbs grow in the hedgerows, wild orchids in all sizes and colours decorate the countryside, fig trees and vineyards are cultivated alongside the olive and citrus groves.
The Morosini Fountain (Lion’s Fountain) is in the main square in Heraklion, the capital. A very busy area with lots of shops and cafes. There is a lovely promenade – join the locals on their evening walk to the lighthouse. Go to the Venetian Walls when the sun is going down, enjoy a spectacular sunset and smell the freshness of the sea.
The Minoan Palace at Knossos is just 5km south east of the capital. Wear some sensible shoes, take some water, and to get the most out of your visit, hire a guide – worth the little extra expense.
Where to visit in Crete?
You will need your sensible shoes again (hiking boots or trainers) when you visit the Samaria Gorge National Park. Ever seen a long-eared hedgehog, a kri-kri (Cretan goat) or an edible dormouse (how would one know)? Well, you may do when you trek through the park . The gorge is around 16km long, spectacular, amazing scenery, but do start out early in the morning, take plenty of liquid and a sandwich or two – it’s a long walk – and don’t forget your swimmies, ‘cos at the end of the walk there’s a refreshing sea to cool down in, and a beautiful beach to relax and dry off on.
Open from the beginning of April until the end of October is the Aquaworld Aquarium in Hersonissos. Spend a couple of hours watching the reptiles, marine fish and crustaceans. Interesting place to take the children – the place for a ‘hands on’ experience. The town of Hersonissos has a vibrant nightlife – discos, clubs, bars and restaurants.
The Finikia Riding stables will take you on a 2-3 hour horse ride into the mountains. Day or evening, the choice is yours, but anytime you go, the scenery is still breathtaking.
Nearly all the resorts in Crete have a myriad of water sports for you to enjoy. Show off your prowess on one of the golf courses. Hike through the countryside, or relax on one of the beautiful beaches, then take a dip into the crystal blue waters. Visit the coves and bays on a pleasure boat. Explore one of the many archaeological sites or museums and learn about the history of Crete.
But whatever you choose to do, TaxiFinders.com wish you a wonderful holiday.