Below you will find a collection of information useful before going to Crete. It is worth getting acquainted with the tips that will help you to prepare, organize and plan a rest on this Greek island in a better way.
Hotel Blue Bay Escape Resort - four and a half stars, or the Greek category A +.
Assessment achieved by the high standard of public space and additional attractions such as: a large swimming pool, gym, animation for children, tennis courts and a volleyball court. Hotel rooms, however, in category C.
Practically in each country there are systems for assessing hotels and awarding them a corresponding number of stars. A similar system also exists in Greece, where keys are granted (ie stars). Their number determines the different level of equipment, infrastructure and the attractiveness of the hotel or guesthouse location. The amount of the rating depends on the number of points awarded to a given tourist institution and it can range from 2 to 5 stars. For an assessment of 3 stars, it is required to obtain from 5001 to 7500 points. These points can be obtained by appropriate equipment of rooms or the creation of adequate hotel infrastructure. Examples of point values of individual elements are: reception - 600 points, hotel parking - 160 points, air conditioning in rooms - 840pkt, small equipment and furniture are items for which the hotel can get up to 200 points for a single item (eg a dryer). As you can see, the rating of a given hotel is not only dependent on the equipment of the rooms, but it is also influenced by other factors. This rating system means that hotels with a similar EOT rating can guarantee a very different level of accommodation.
Travel by plane is by far the fastest way to get to Crete. Depending on the city from which the plane takes off, the flight takes about 2.5 to about 3 hours. Usually, arrivals and departures are given according to local time. It is worth taking into account the hourly difference between local time in Greece (UTC + 3 hours) and in Poland (UTC + 2 hours).
In addition to the unquestionable advantages of air transport, this type of locomotion has, unfortunately, limitations that must be taken into account when planning your vacation. One of the most important limitations is the weight limit imposed on the transported luggage. Depending on the airline, its value may vary from 15 to 20 kg for primary luggage and from 3 to 8 kg for hand luggage. These limits can be exceeded to a small extent, but it is better to keep moderation, as the surcharge for exceeded allowable weight is usually very high. The average fee for each kilogram of excess baggage is from 5-6 € to 10 €. So let's think about what we take with us on holiday and how many souvenirs we are going to buy on the spot.
Crete is the largest Greek island and the fifth largest island of the Mediterranean. In spite of the strong ties that connect Crete with continental Greece, this island has retained its separate language dialect and local cultural traditions up to the present day. The distinction should also be expressed by the fact that the majority of the inhabitants asked for their descent will in the first place say that they are Cretans, and only then will they describe themselves as Greeks.
For those who are going to Crete for the first time, we have prepared a set of basic information useful during the stay on the island. The following topics are important from our point of view and we have described them on the basis of our own experience. Of course, this article does not cover all topics and it is very likely that this toolbox will grow over time.