My Wife and I are staying at Mikes Hotel in Maleme early next summer. We normally hire a saloon car but last year in Skiathos experienced a 4x4 for the first time- it was great as we got to all those far flung beaches that are at the end of a long bumpy unmade track.
This is our first visit to western Crete and I wondered what is recommended- a 4x4 or would a normal car do? We love taking off and exploring every day and heaven is an empty beach with no facilities just golden sand and clear water for a snorkel, cheese pie and fruit to the ready.
Any advice re car or beaches welcome.