Winter in Crete - HIGHLEY recommended! - Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2022

Traveler: Alan H. - Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Our trip, planned with Chris's help, was fantastic from start to finish! We asked Chris to help us plan a low key adventure on Crete. From helping us make air arrangements, to private transfers to and from our hotels, everything went smoothly. The hotels (GDM Megaron in Hiraklio and Veneto in Rethymno) were both amazing. The Megaron was close to everything we wanted to do and the view of the seaside was beautiful. The Herakleion Archaeolgical Museum and Knossos were our first big day events and really started our Cretan adventure off wonderfully. Instead of actual guides, we chose self-guided audio tours for both and were very satisfied. We were able to go at our own pace without need of meeting up with people at specific times. Walking through the fortress to just exploring the streets and shops in Rethymno made for perfect days.
Rethymno and Chania were our main locations of adventure. The staff at the Veneto were very helpful and everything felt so safe in these uncertain pandemic times. Restaurants that are musts include Oinoa in Chania; Dounia Taverena in Keramion, which was quite an adventure to find, but well worth the beautiful drive in the countryside on narrow winding roads; and, Hasika in Rethymno for wonderful local fine dining! Looking forward to our next Kimkim guided trip!