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Under =='See'== - # The eccentric culture of Crete in the traditional cafes (kafeneia). # - this needs some explanation - what is eccentric about the culture?

My dearest, I believe the offensive term you are looking is [2]. Take a look in the mirror and have a nice day! Jpatokal 00:01, 5 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Crete location[edit]

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

Wikipedia has Crete at the southern end of Aegean sea. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 13:34, 15 Feb 2006 (EST)

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)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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)

Do[edit][add listing]

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)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

I've removed the reference to 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."

I was also going to remove the Kalliope Studios listing since it's already on the Chania page, but then I changed my mind and left it for the moment. I'm not sure what the policy is for arranging listings on a region with cities, like Crete -- should all the listings for a city go under that city and not on the region page, comparably to how they're arranged in huge-city/district pages, or what? Any comments? Sailsetter 10:29, 19 April 2008 (EDT)

And I removed the yet again as well as the link to the aggegator site 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've deleted the prefectures section. At some point the pages should be deleted too. Sailsetter 12:41, 12 September 2008 (EDT)

I did my best on drive, drink and food...[edit]

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.

no "Ashleighton ruth - veronica pennington" statue on North, South, East or West(!). (who on earth are they anyway?)

Eat & Drink[edit]

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."

I am looking forward to your contributions on Crete page! Warm regards, IBAlex 18:52, 4 December 2012 (EST)

Cities & Getting Around[edit]

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, , 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!

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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.

  • Gouves Park Holiday Resort, Kato Gouves Pediados, +30 28970 43300, [1]. checkin: 14.00; checkout: 12.00. Gouves Park holiday resort is a 4 star hotel located in Gouves village of Heraklion prefecture, Crete. It consists of 263 rooms and it is an ideal choice for family holidays.2  edit
  • Castello Apartments & Studios, Plakias (Rethymno, Crete), +30 28320 31112. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Castello Apartments is located in Plakias village, on the south coast of Crete, surrounded by wild mountains and splendid beaches. Its hotel amenities and well-tended garden offer an accommodation worth to remember. Ideal for couples and families.  edit

Do & See[edit]

Totally revamped these sections. They consisted only of a long repetitive list of sites, attractions & things. Think it now makes more sense,

Thank you very much! I saw your contributions! Highly appreciated! Warm regards, IBAlex 19:15, 15 January 2013 (EST)

Thanks Alex. I have added some info to my User Page so you know something about me.