I plan to visit Crete during the British Easter Bank Holiday for about two weeks (approx 28 March - 11 April 2015). Before booking, though, I had a few questions and would appreciate your thoughts and advice please!
(1) Has anyone experienced Crete during the Easter period (especially Chania, where I plan to stay)? Will grocery shops, restaurants, sites, etc be open?
(2) I am thinking about NOT hiring a car. I plan to rent a self-catering apartment and book organised day tours to sites like Knossos and the Samaria Gorge. Do you know of any good day tour companies who operate in March? I have found they tend to start work in late April to May.
(3) Does anyone have experience of driving in Crete? I've heard it's fairly high risk - should we avoid driving in Crete? We are used to driving in rural UK, midwest USA and rural Japan (all 'easy' driving) and don't want to get stressed out with driving on our holiday.
Many thanks in advance!