Approximately the same size as Puerto Rico and only one-tenth the size of Ireland, Crete is the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean and the largest of the Greek islands. A fascinating mosaic of the remains and layers of cultures that have succeeded the highly publicized Minoans, Crete has snow-capped peaks rising above its coastal cities; beach resorts that rank among the world’s finest, scores of wild flowers endemic to the island, frescoed medieval chapels at every turn, spectacular mountain passes and panoramas, modern highways lined with flowers, flocks of sheep tended by shepherds and their dogs, and above all, the vibrant inhabitants who make each meal and encounter truly memorable – these are just some of the unexpected treats that await visitors in Crete.
Although all of your transfers to airports, stations, harbors, and hotels have likely been included in your TrueTrip experience, there will be instances where you will use a taxi to get around. Always make sure that the driver starts the meter when you get in the taxi and check the meter before you pay. If in doubt about a fare, please check with your hotel concierge who is also able to arrange taxi pick-ups for you.
Although public transportation makes getting around quite easy, if you’d like to uncover more of this location, you may want to rent a car; your hotel concierge can assist you with making arrangements with a local car rental company. We always recommend careful and cautious driving in Europe as roads can be old, narrow and with high volumes of traffic.
Renting a moped is quite popular on the Greek islands, and having your own means of transportation will provide you with independence and enable you to explore more of the island. It is important to keep in mind that the roads on the islands are typically quite old, very narrow, and with high volumes of traffic – we suggest exercising a strict level of caution when using this means of transportation. Your hotel concierge is able to assist you with arranging a rental.