Under =='See'== - # The eccentric culture of Crete in the traditional cafes (kafeneia). # - this needs some explanation - what is eccentric about the culture?
crete is not located in southern Aegean sea, but in Cretian sea (kritiko pelagos) which is south of Aegean and North of teh Libyan Sea
Thats incorrect and funny, even the map they use locates Crete in the sea of Crete.. Stevepeterson 13:10, 16 Feb 2006 (EST)
I've chimed in by adding "in the Mediterranean Sea" for people who might not know where the other seas are (there are probably a lot of them!) I've also changed "favourite" to "favorite"; Wikitravel standard is the the English language pages should have American spellings. Sailsetter 12:10, 16 March 2008 (EDT)
I took out the listing for Rethymno hostel, since it didn't give an address, any contact information, or a web page for it. If anyone wants to put it back, please include at least an address and/or location description. Sailsetter 16:39, 26 March 2008 (EDT)
I've moved the listing for the Thalassocosmos Acquarium to the Heraklion page; since it's only a few miles out of Heraklion and not near any other major towns or attractions, travelers will no doubt go to it as a side trip out of Heraklion, so it belongs there. I've also rewritten it to remove touting, and I've removed the associated large picture of a fish in a tank, which could be anywhere in the world and thus isn't in compliance with the Wikitravel policy of having a minimum number of clearly relevant pictures. Sailsetter 19:08, 7 April 2008 (EDT)
I've removed the reference to beeinnet.com again. This listing is clearly not in compliance with the Wikitravel policy on External links, which prohibits linking to "Hotel or travel booking services / aggregators", which that site most certainly is. And it says right on the editing page, immediately below the box you have to type listing into:
"Wikitravel has strong guidelines on links to external web sites. Links to booking engines, hotel and restaurant aggregator sites, or other third-party sites will be deleted."
And I removed the beeinnett.com yet again as well as the link to the aggegator site holiday2greece.com. Will the persons adding these please read the policies above, and if they think they don't apply to these sites, please explain why here. Otherwise I or others will just keep removing them whenever we notice them. Sailsetter
In line with the current redistricting of Greece into simpler regions (done after discussion) I propose to delete the "Prefectures" section from the Crete page and also to delete all the linked Prefecture pages. They don't add any information that isn't (or at least that shouldn't) be elsewhere and just needlessly complicate the structure. Sailsetter 11:47, 25 August 2008 (EDT)
I did my best on drive, drink and food...
I did my best on drink and food.
I am a resident of Crete since born. I recently gathered some references on traveling and finally got the spherical point of view to add some info here.
Eat & Drink
I am a resident of Crete & the statement that feta is not very popular & not produced in Crete in totally inaccurate. I also added a section on olives & Olive Oil, Honey & Yogurt, and clarified why the traditional Cretan diet is so healthy. I also clarified the tsikoudia section in drink, as it is universally referred to as raki here. There is much more here that can be clarified & I will watch the page. The Sleep section is particularly lacking for an island whose major income comes from tourism.
I have modified this section in Eat section. "The Cretan Diet was the subject of study that revealed its great health benefits and nutritional value. Studies have actually shown that Cretan peoples' diets are so nutritious that it has prevented the population from having heart attacks and some cancers which are caused by unhealthy eating habits." This was a study by Ancel Keys in the 1960s. While it is a valid study, there has since been controversy over his methods & how the study got "dumbed down."
Cities & Getting Around
I fleshed out the cities section, correcting some misconceptions & adding a couple cities. I added general info on driving in Crete (which is a challenge, to say the least!). That is why it is a good idea to take a professional taxi service like HAPPY TAXI, www.kretataxi.eu , cause all the taxis have good prices in relation with western europe, and they are sooo friendly. I've just scratched the surface of this island, which is very varied and has much to offer.
I would like to add some in-line citations at some point, but I am new to this & have a job - so it will take some time. Any hints people have will be appreciated!
I am in the process of revising this section, which was woefully lacking. I described different types of accommodations, and am adding specific examples. So far, one example, but I will add several more.
I removed the only two specific examples of properties because I am not personally familiar with them. If the person who originally included them knows the properties, feel free to put them back. If so, I would personally like to see more description of them. These are the ones deleted.
Do & See
Totally revamped these sections. They consisted only of a long repetitive list of sites, attractions & things. Think it now makes more sense,
Thanks Alex. I have added some info to my User Page so you know something about me. http://wikitravel.org/en/User:Safarisue