Travel


This site lists all available flight options, scheduled, chartered and

no frills airlines

http://www.directline-flights.co.uk/


easyJet, Ryanair, JET2 and BA fly to Chania in the tourist season

(40 mins drive), or Heraklion (2 hours from Villa Eleni)


http://www.ryanair.com/

http://www.easyjet.com/asp/en/book/index.asp?lang=en

http://www.britishairways.com/


There is a greater choice of airlines flying into Heraklion in the season including

British Airways, Thomas Cook, Thompson and Jet2


http://www.jet2.com

http://www.britishairways.com/


Out of season scheduled flights to Crete are via Athens, the most frequent service is with

http://en.aegeanair.com/  



Car Hire

We can recommend the following company. Their rates are inclusive of mileage and they are fully insured at no supplementary cost. They will meet you at the airport. Always check exactly what the insurance offered will cover, as third party insurance is the norm. Ask about accidental damage, e.g. to wing mirrors while parked.

http://www.creterentals.gr/

Other local companies we have used

http://www.autoclub-rentals.gr/

http://www.flisvos.com/


Weather in Crete

This site has a live webcam view of Chania Harbour

http://penteli.meteo.gr/stations/chania



Days out

Maybe an hour, not a whole day, as it is very small, but the folklore

museum in the next village is an interesting insight into the traditional Cretan lifestyle.

http://www.interkriti.org/vamos/en-mus.htm


Chania-town, botanical park and water park

http://www.chania.gr/en/city/welcome.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOOpiS1fds

http://www.botanical-park.gr/Default.aspx?lang=en

http://www.limnoupolis.gr/


Lakes

http://www.freewebs.com/colnsue/agialake.htm

http://www.explorecrete.com/crete-west/EN-Kournas-lake.htm








Crete historical sites and museums


http://www.greeka.com/crete/chania/chania-museums.htm


Heraklion has recently opened Its renovated and much improved Archaeological Museum, with extended visitor hours.

http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh155.jsp?obj_id=3327


















Heraklion

http://www.heraklion.gr/en/ourplace/her-mobile-apps/heraklion-mobile-apps.html


Chania  

http://www.chaniatourism.com/the-official-chania-city-guide-app.html  

            

Useful links

Lake Kournas

Botanical Park

Museum of Ancient Eleutherna


Aptera

Not to be missed, and near to Villa Eleni is the site of Ancient Aptera. It is at Megala Chorafia, off the National Highway to the left in the direction of Chania.Excavations are still in progress,recently revealing a Roman Amphitheatre.

FREE APPS

Aptera