What to expect in Crete Island

Are you planning to visit the largest island in Greece? Then this post will help you to know what to expect from your visit to Crete Island.

These few tips will help you to enjoy this magical island in Greece.

✦ What to Expect in Crete Island

Crete Island

Crete is an island that has it all. For instance, the remnants of civilizations, sunny beaches, mountainscapes, gorges, great weather, buzzing nightlife and, Greek gastronomic, just to mention but a few.

✦ How to Get Around

Chania, Crete Island

Without a doubt, the best way to discover Crete island during your vacation is by renting a car. In this greek island, it’s possible to combine quality vehicles at cheap prices.

From some of our past experiences, bus tours are not always the way to go.

Thus, a rental car will make your journey comfortable and flexible. It gives you the freedom to go anywhere you like, at any given time during your holiday.

✦ Feral Cats in Crete Island

Crete Island

Are you a cat lover? Then Crete Island is a holiday destination for you.

We were struck by the sight of cats roaming on the streets, others dozing off in the archaeological sites, and loitering around restaurants looking for  handouts

Most of these cats in Crete Island are feral cats. In fact, the majority of these cats are not vaccinated or spayed.

We encountered many starving cats, with unkempt appearances and also skinny framed cats which is absurd.

In the real sense, the majority of the travelers are irritated by the begging cats at the restaurants.

✦ You can’t flush the toilet paper In Crete

City of Heraklion

In Crete island, you can’t flush the toilet paper. 

This is because much of the Crete’s sewage systems are installed by the use of small pipes that simply cannot cope with it and it can lead to a blockage.

After using the toilet paper, you have to place it in a bin. Everywhere on the island, you will always see a “no paper in here please” sign in the toilets.

Being a first-time visitor in Crete Island, this is a culture shock but hey, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Just take a box of scented napkins with you.

✦ Conclusion on What to Expect in Crete Island

Crete Island

Crete Island is a popular travel and vacation destination with so much variety. The picturesque scenery, the rich history, the traditional small villages, and exotic sandy beaches, are the charm to this Greek island. Another one for your bucket list!


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