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buses from plantanias

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buses from plantanias

Hi,

Off to Plantanias, Chania in July. Not planning to rent a car so would be greatful for tips re buses, taxis, excursions, costs! Have stayed on the east of the island, 3 years ago doing Knossos etc. Just interested in the west side. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: buses from plantanias

Some links here:

bus-service-crete-ktel.com/timetabledet.php…

These will update automatically as the season progresses.

http://platanias-tours.com/

gives you an idea of excursions - there are other companies as well.

…blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/taxi-fares-in-chania…

gives you an idea of taxi prices - add about 20% to these I should think.

Re trips, what sort of things do you like to do - sightseeing, walking, hiking, beaches, archaeology, history etc?

Edited: 9:37 am, April 28, 2012
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2. Re: buses from plantanias

Thanks so much for quick reply. Really helpful thanks. Had a car last time we were in Crete and Samos last year but felt like relaxing a bit more this time! We like exploring, beach in short bursts for kids but we never lie on beach. Like easy walks, I have arthritis so Samara is out! Preferably with shade about. I heard about a walk along a local river? All suggestions greatfully recieved!

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3. Re: buses from plantanias

Yes, there is a walk along a river which ends in Platanias. It is walk 1 in the latest (2011) edition of 'Western Crete: car tours and walks'. It starts in Kato Stalos, goes to the lake in Agia, then back following the river more or less all the way to Platanias.

There are a couple of tavernas by the lake in Agia, at least one of which is quite upmarket. There is also a taverna by the river about 3km or so from Platanias.

Other ideas: Chania is a must-see, you could easily spend a couple of days there and also go in for an evening by bus as long as you don't want to stay out too late.

Beaches: Elafonisi, Balos by boat. Georgioupolis and Lake Kournas on the way to Rethymnon are also well worth a visit and G'opolis is only a couple of minutes away from the bus route.

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4. Re: buses from plantanias

Hej,

Thankyou, I will look for the book, sounds a good bedtime read up to the holiday! Sounds an ideal walk for us, kids are 9 & 11. We had planned to go into Chania one day, heard it's best to avoid overpriced restaurants on harbour. We like Greek food so don't go to Italiens, Chinese etc whilst in Greece! Any recomendations, not too expensive?

Thanks again

Janice

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