Posts By: Jon Scaife

0Ostria, Thalassa, Paplinou Beaches

Pap­lin­ou Beach is a beach on the south east coast a little to the east of Iera­petra. The west­ern end of the beach is for vis­it­ors and is offi­cially known as Thalassa after the beach bar loc­ated there (not to be con­fused with the resort near Chania), whilst the east­ern end is for people booked at the resort and is usu­ally referred to as Ostria beach. The beach is long and the water is excel­lent and there is plenty of off-road park­ing avail­able.
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0Driving and vehicle rental in Crete

To see much of Crete you are likely to need a car or oth­er vehicle to get around. There are buses and tax­is on Crete but a private vehicle will be faster, more com­fort­able, and more cost effect­ive than tax­is. It is also pos­sible to take your own car, or to hire oth­er vehicles.
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0Making the most of the beach

Most people vis­it­ing Crete for a hol­i­day will be plan­ning to vis­it the beach. There isn’t much needed for a quick dip in the sea oth­er than swim­wear and a tow­el, but there are oth­er things you might want to think about tak­ing to enhance the exper­i­ence, espe­cially if you plan to spend lots of time on the beach
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