The distance from the port of Santorini (Athinios) to the port of Heraklion is 65 nautical miles (120km).
Which is better Corfu or Crete?
We'd sum it up by saying Crete is better for outdoors adventures and hiking, for out-of-season vacations, and for foodies. Corfu is more classically idyllic, has more family beaches, and is easier to travel to.
Is it expensive to rent a car in Crete?
How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Crete? On average a rental car in Crete costs $365 per week ($52 per day).
Is it difficult to drive in Crete?
There are some steep hills and difficult roads to drive. If you plan to explore Crete's mountains and isolated beaches, makes sure you choose a car with at least 1400cc engine. Gearbox: If you are used to drive an automatic gearbox car at home, it is better to book the same time of vehicle in Crete too.
Is there Uber in Crete Greece?
Unfortunately, Heraklion does not currently have Uber service. The application isn't supported in Crete as it is in other parts of Europe or the United States. As such, there are no licensed drivers in the city that work for Uber. On the bright side, there are other ways to get around Heraklion and crete.
How long does it take to drive around Crete?
5 to 6 hours
Is 5 days in Crete enough?
The quick answer is that to experience the whole of Crete you would need at least 2-3 weeks, this is one of the biggest islands in the Mediterranean sea. In saying that, with 5 days in Crete, if you plan well in advance, you will be amazed by how many things you can do and how many places you can visit.
How do you get around the island of Crete?
The best way to get around Crete is via car. There are public buses that connect visitors to the major cities of Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania and Agios Nikolaos.
Is Crete warm in April?
The average high temperature in Crete during April is 20ºC, so you'll have lots of time to chill out on the beach and work on your tan. Make sure you throw some warmer clothes in your suitcase for the evenings though as temperatures averagely cool to a chilly 11ºC at night.
What is the prettiest part of Crete?
Five Most Picturesque Places in Crete
Is sea warm in Crete?
The sea of course is wonderfully warm and if you search a little it is possible to find villages and beaches that remain fairly quiet.
Are there dolphins in Crete?
The Common Bottlenose Dolphin (scient. Tursiops truncates) is a common species in Greek waters, widespread throughout the world. It is often found near the coasts of Crete, even very close to the shore, forming groups of up to 100 individuals.
Are there scorpions in Crete?
There are at least three species of scorpions in Crete. Stings are rare, but have been known to happen. Scorpion stings hurt a lot. To be on the safe side you should see a doctor or a pharmacist, particularly if you suffer from a rare allergy against this poison – in this case, being stung is dangerous.
Is there crocodiles in Crete?
Crocodiles are not native to Crete, which explains why his appearance was such a shock. This is not the first time that a crocodile has unexpectedly turned up in European lakes and rivers. Back in 2001, a South American reptile was rescued by Austrian firemen from the Danube, and taken to a zoo in Vienna.
Are there sea snakes in Crete?
Natrix tessellata) is a kind of water snake, which occurs frequently in the permanent wetlands, the sea shores and rock pools of Crete. Many Cretans call it as water snake, but this name actually belongs to the relative species of Natrix natrix, which is absent from the island.
Is there tarantulas in Crete?
There are some rumours about the existence of tarantulas on Crete, though not everyone believes them. I can't confirm these rumours, but they shouldn't be completed discarded. There are some other venomous spiders on Crete, such as the Araneus, a spider found across Europe.
Are there cockroaches in Crete?
Of course there are cockroaches in Crete, as there are all over Greece & the islands. Don't worry, they won't be a problem & the probability is that you will never even see one.
Why is Crete famous?
The largest island in Greece, Crete is a diverse and vibrant land packed with ancient ruins, buzzing cities and breathtaking beaches. Many people come here for the sun, sea and sand yet the best things to do in Crete include much more than the standard package vacation.
Is Crete too touristy?
Re: Is Crete very touristy? It really depends on where you stay on the island, there are numerous tourist resorts, but also quiet village locations and small unspoilt sea size villages too.
Which is the safest Greek island?
Greece is one of the safest countries for tourists to visit, and Athens is one of the safest cities in the world. Mykonos and Santorini both are safe islands.