We landed on Crete late because the ferry was delayed. This is the only port that didn't have car rental places and hotel agencies trying to sell rooms to those who arrived. We were stuck because we didn't realize how big Crete is and had not pre-rented a car. A lovely taxi driver named Michael took us to a car rental agency who told us there were no cars to rent anywhere on the island. What a mess. Michael then offered to take us to a decent hotel for the night. That's when we met Matilda.
She was so wonderful. She got us in our rooms, then worked tirelessly to find us a car as well as a hotel room in a resort of some kind accessible by public transportation if we couldn't get a car. Our room was basic but clean (we did find one cockroach but that can happen any where that's tropical, I guess). This hotel was fine for an overnight if you get in too late to get where you have a reservation for a longer stay.
- Also Known As:
- Pasiphae Hotel Malia, Crete