based on 7 experiences
I went to Crete last July and it was amazing. Stayed near Chania for 5 days and rented a car. Balos Lagoon was amazing. I also hiked the Samaria Gorge which was incredible. Also did Elafonisi Beach, but honestly, it wasn’t super impressive after Balos.Posted: May 22, 2023
Crete was my first real big solo trip. It’s amazing in so many ways! Great food, people watching, beaches, Elafonisi, cooking classes, kind people, etc. I found in Chania there were more amenities for tourists that had offices you can stop by and book tours.Posted: May 19, 2023
I recently took a 19-day trip to Crete, spending 7 days in Ammoudara, Heraklion and 12 days in Rethymno. I would recommend skipping Heraklion and going to Chania and Rethymno instead. Ammoudara is close to the beach and has good connectivity to the airport and city centre, but as a solo female traveller, I felt very unsafe. Even in broad daylight, men would stop and stare, catcall, honk, and get on the footpath to stare in my face. I never experienced physical assault, but it was still very uncomfortable and I was unable to venture out after 10 PM. Other solo female travellers I spoke to had similar experiences. I have visited 6 Cycladic islands, Athens, Chania and Rethymno solo before and never felt unsafe, so I believe this kind of behaviour is limited to Heraklion and Ammoudara.Posted: May 19, 2023
Yes, Crete is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.
Yes, Crete is a great destination for solo travelers. The island is generally safe and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of other solo female travelers in Crete, so you won't feel alone. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and the food is delicious.
Crete can be expensive for solo travellers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities you choose. However, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available, such as hostels, camping, and budget-friendly restaurants. Additionally, there are plenty of free activities to enjoy, such as exploring the beaches, hiking, and visiting historical sites.
Explore the beaches
Crete is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Take some time to explore the coastline and find your own private spot to relax and take in the views.
Visit the archaeological sites
Crete is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Take a day to explore the ruins of Knossos, the Palace of Phaistos, and the Venetian fortresses.
Crete is home to some of the most stunning hiking trails in the world. Take a day to explore the mountains and gorges of the island.
Visit the museums
Crete is home to some of the most important museums in the world. Take a day to explore the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the Natural History Museum of Crete, and the Museum of Cretan Ethnology.
Enjoy the nightlife
Crete is home to some of the best nightlife in the world. Take a night to explore the bars and clubs of the island.
Crete is home to some of the best sailing spots in the world. Take a day to explore the waters of the island and enjoy the views.
Yes, Crete is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.
Crete is generally considered to be a safe destination for travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions at night, such as avoiding dark and isolated areas and being aware of your surroundings. It is also recommended to avoid carrying large amounts of cash and to keep your valuables secure.