You can travel with a fast ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Santorini. The Crete-Santorini ferry route is mainly operated by high-speed ferries lasting about 2 hr.
How long is ferry ride from Santorini to Crete?
Approximately 2 hr
How long is the ferry from Santorini to Chania?
The high-speed ferries take about two hours, while slower ferries take three hours. Economy and business class seats are available for all ferries, as well as the option to bring a vehicle on board.
Is Crete better than Santorini?
Crete has better beaches but they're spread out and it takes a fair bit of effort to see the best beaches. Santorini is small and it's easy to get around to all the popular beaches. Crete has more small traditional (non-touristy) villages. Santorini is more romantic and better suited to a honeymoon.
How much time do you need in Crete?
So, the short answer is that you need at least five days in Crete to see a good bulk of the island. And if you have set your eyes on visiting every major attraction, think of two weeks at least. Let alone if you want to see all the island can offer. In an ideal world, you would spend at least a month in Crete.
Can you explore Crete without a car?
Crete is easy to explore by bus – they are reliable, cheap, comfortable and have aircon in most cases. The main north coast towns of Chania, Rethymno, Iraklion and Agios Nikolaos all have bus stations where you can then access many rural areas of the island.
How long should you spend in Santorini?
We recommend 3 to 5 days in Santorini in order to visit as many places as possible. Santorini is a very interesting island and except for Oia, the volcano and the amazing views, there are many things to see and do. But you can also do it in 24 hours and many day trips are proposed from other nearby islands.
What is the best time to visit Crete?
Crete has a mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. If you're a sunseeker the best time to visit Crete is between June and September. The hottest month of the year is July with an average daily maximum of 32 C and an average low of 22 C.
Is the 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.
What is the warmest month in Crete?
Which is better Chania or Heraklion?
Chania is famous around Crete and Greece for its incredible architecture. Though Heraklion has several impressive buildings, it pales in comparison to Chania. On the other hand, Heraklion is more authentic, for lack of a better word. Both have a lively local population, but Chania is more touristy.
Is Chania worth seeing?
It's a perfect place for a summer vacation, featuring amazing beaches, stunning mountains, imposing gorges, and some of the most refined and tasteful gastronomy in Greece. But Chania is also a remarkable place to visit any time of the year.
Is Chania very touristy?
Yes, it's a little touristy, and you'll pay elevated prices, but it's worth it. Inland, the winding narrow streets are lined with shops where you can buy souvenirs. Allow at least a day of your Crete itinerary to explore Old Town Chania.
Is Chania a party town?
The nightlife in Chania is simply spectacular and intense. Whether you are a fan of rock, jazz or dance music in the capital of Chania, you can find a wide variety of atmospheric bars and lounge cafes that stay open till a bit after midnight.
Is Chania Crete expensive?
How much money will you need for your trip to Chania? You should plan to spend around €74 ($75) per day on your vacation in Chania, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €26 ($27) on meals for one day and €12 ($13) on local transportation.
Does Crete have a strip?
The Malia Strip is in Malia, located in the Heraklion area of Crete in the North East of the Island. Malia is located about a 45-minute drive from Heraklion airport. You can get a taxi from the airport for a set price of €50.
Where is the red light district in Chania?
From the hole in the wall that used to be the Gate of Sand, Minoos street runs south towards the new city. To the west is a maze of small streets and houses which used to be the red light district of Chania, the largest such area in Crete. In fact it is still the red light district of Chania.
Does Athens have a red light district?
Nowadays in Athens, old, traditional brothels are located south of Omonia Square within two sizeable rectangular areas. More specifically, the first and largest rectangle, is circumscribed by Tritis Septemvriou Str, Agiou Meletiou Str, Liosion Str and Ioulianou Str.
Where are the prostitutes in Greece?
In Greece, prostitution is legal in registered brothels, though the vast majority of brothels in Athens are unregistered. Street prostitution is illegal, yet women routinely sell sex on some street corners. While many women enter the profession out of economic necessity, others are trafficked or coerced into sex work.
How many brothels are there in Greece?
According to Red Umbrella Athens more than 600 brothels operate illegally in Greece.
Are there prostitutes in Athens Greece?
Be aware that prostitution is legal in Athens—but that most of the city's prostitutes operate outside the law, either because they are victims of human trafficking or because they don't take the proper medical precaution. Do not partake, and stay away from the seedy areas where prostitution is rampant.
Are things open on Sunday in Athens?
While many shops and other businesses are closed on Sundays, visitors will find plenty to do. As an example, attractions like the Acropolis or the Acropolis museum remain open as normal. In addition, Sundays are great days to visit some of the flea markets in the city and the outskirts.
What time do shops shut in Crete?
All shops (with the exception of the ones listed separately) Shops open around 9.00 am and close around 1.30 or 2.00 pm Monday to Saturday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday they are also open from around 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Always closed on Sundays and holidays.
What time do supermarkets close in Crete?
Supermarkets stay open Mon-Fri from 08.00- 21.00 & then Sat 08.00 – 18.00. On Sundays in Summer some supermarkets are open as well. Pharmacies are usually open during normal shop hours but there is always a couple open even on Public Holidays & on Sundays and when normal shops are shut.
What time do shops shut in Athens?
Shops are generally open: Monday & Wednesday: 9 am-3 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am-2 pm and 5.30 pm-9 pm; Saturdays: 9 am-3 pm; almost all shops are closed on Sundays. Department stores are open Monday-Friday: 10 am-9 pm Saturday: 9 am-8 pm or 10 am-9 pm, depending on the store.
Can I wear shorts in Athens?
Shorts. It is acceptable to wear shorts, whether you are a woman or a man. However, NEVER (and I do mean NEVER) wear shorts if you want to visit a church or monastery. Also, if you plan to do a walking tour of Athens, ditch the shorts and opt for a dress – if you are a woman – or a pair of long pants – if you are a man