Airports in Crete
In Crete there are three international airports. One in Heraklion (Nikos Kazantzakis Airport), one in Chania (Ioannis Daskalogiannis) and the small airport in Sitia.
Both airports in Heraklion and Chania are also used by military, photograph is not allowed.
Regular flights are around the whole year - Cyprus Air, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines offer domestic Flights from / to both airports to different destinations in Greece.
In Crete you will find a lot of archaeological sites as well as museums, such as Knossos, Festos, Agia Triada and Gortys.
ATM / Cash Machines
In each big city and smaller towns there are cash machines. Most of banks work with Visa, much less work with Mastercard.
All machines provide the instructions in english and often in other languages.
Beaches in Crete
with around 300 sunny days aound the year, Crete probably offers the most beautiful beaches of Europe.
Most of them are perfect for nature lovers, and tourist will be pleasantly surprised.
There are many beaches worth a visit, such as Balos - Gramvousa Peninsula, Elafonissi - at the west coast of Crete, Preveli - beautiful Palm Beach at the south coast, Falassarna - with clear turquoise water and white sand.
All major creditcards are accepted in most shops, hotels, travel agencies and restaurants. Which cards are acceptable will advice you stickers in the windows.
Wardrobe in Churches and Monasteries
These quiet places please visit not in Bikinis or Shorts. Shoulders and Knees should be covered.
Risk of Forest Fires
The risk of Forest Fires is very high. Smokers and Campers please take special care.