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Almyrida Early October?

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Almyrida Early October?


We are thinking about visiting Almyrida for the first time in Early October. Please can anyone tell us what it is like at that time of the year - will the tavernas/shops still be open? Also does anyone know about the frequency of buses at this time of year. We have visited other greek islands which seem to close down for the season at the end of September but have heard that the season is longer in Crete. Is the weather still warm then too?

If Almyrida will be too quiet please do you have any more recommendations for another location in early October?

Many thanks :)

Devizes, United...
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Hi there

The season on Crete officially ends the final week of October, so early October should see most bars, shops and restaurants still open. Weather should still be good, sea warm, but way fewer people about once you get into September. There is a rudimentary bus service from Almyrida to Chania, departing Almyrida at 1100 and 1430; unfortunately, the only one back leaves Chania at 0715 and it doesn't run at weekends. It's really for getting locals to and from work rather than for the convenience of visitors.

Kalives is just 3 kms west of where you'll be staying, and as it sits on the main road, it has a much better service into Chania, again, no weekend buses, but daily from Kalives at 0725, 0850, 1340 and 1640, with buses back at 0645, 1100, 1145, 1300, and 1430.

If you will be relying upon buses to get around, you'd either need to get to Chania bus station first, or if you get to Kalives, there are services passing through there that will head for the south coast via Vrises or continue east to Rethymno and Iraklion.

Might sound obvious, but if you do decide to book Almyrida, get a flight to Chania and not Iraklion or you will face a hugely long transfer.

Weesp, The...
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Because Almyrida, Kalyves and PLaka and te rest of the Apokoronas is the home of many ex pats on Crete, you can find here all year a nice atmosphere. Just go on the look out and fine nice cafees and tavernas where there aere always people

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Almyrida will be open but not busy in early October. In my opinion it's a great time to come, when many of the 'sun-worshippers' have left. Our bars & tavernas start to close in the 3rd week Oct, but most open until the end of the month. & as previous poster says, nearby Plakat & Kalives are living & working towns, so open all year. The days will be getting shorter & nights cooler (you will want cardy, maybe jumper in eves). But it will still be mostly sunny. A good time for walking.

The bus to Hania that most people use at the moment leaves Almyrida at 09:45. I think it'll still be running in early October.

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Thanks for the great information - just what I needed to know. :)

Gavalochori, Greece
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Just to add my twopennyworth as another local(ish); in early October the place will be winding-down from the hysteria of the Greeks & Italians holidaying in July/August and taverna staff will have more time for you. You should be able to go on coach trips to Knossos, Samaria, Balos beach etc, and you must spend some time in Hania/Chania/Xania (pronounced hann-yah) especially for the Saturday big street market or a full-english on the harbourside anyday.

Local car hire companies Flisvos and Autoclub will be very amenable to a bit of negotiation on their day rates too, maybe around 25euros a day by then.

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