Is it hard driving 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 Chania windy?
Wind in Chania is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April.
Is it safe to drive from Heraklion to Chania?
Of course, one can hire a car and drive oneself from Heraklion to Chania, this route takes you along the very modern and safe national highway. The drive is 142 km and takes about 2 hours, you may wish to stop in Rethymnon on the way.
Is Chania a good base in Crete?
Chania. The largest city and capital of the Chania Prefecture, Chania (also known as Hania) is the perfect base for first-timers in Crete. This is where you’ll find one of the most intact Old Towns on the island.
What is the drink drive limit in Crete?
Drinking and driving: the police now have breathalysers. You are not allowed to drive if you have more than 0.5 mg of alcohol in your blood. In practice it is only frowned upon although things are getting tougher and some people really got into trouble.
Is Chania or Heraklion nicer?
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.
Which part of Crete is nicest?
The best place to stay in Crete is Chania area or western Crete that actually has the best beaches of the island and some of the best hotels along with the beautiful Chania town with its elegant restaurants, the picturesque Old Town of Chania, and the incredible Samaria Gorge (which you should hike).