I am about half-way through booking our trip to Crete in September, using only public transportation. We decided to do a minimum of 3 nights at each stop and to focus on western Crete. At this point we have:
- Chania -- 6 nights, at the Elia Palazzo hotel
- Falasarna -- 3 nights at Petalida
- Paleochora -- 3 nights (waiting to hear from hotels)
- Sougia -- 3 nights at Oceanis Rooms
We have about 10 days left to book but logistics are getting harder.
We want to walk up the bottom of the Samaria Gorge from Agia Roumeli. Can we do that as a day trip from Sougia?
It looks complicated to get from Sougia to Loutro and then to Plakias. Are they both worthwhile or would you choose one over the other? And do you have hotel recommendations?
Finally, how about Panoramos? I haven't read many reviews of that but guidebooks make it look appealing. It might be fun to spend our final night in a seaside town.
We haven't booked return flights yet. If we fly home from Heraklion, we could add a night or two there.
Thanks for all of your help thus far!