Arrival In Crete – Finding Long Term Accommodation
Crete Day One
I had abandoned the UK for a sunnier climate and a more relaxed lifestyle. Now an arrival in Crete and staying at a flat I had found and paid for on the internet, yes a very good holiday rentals site.
Have not been able to find this site more recently so if you have any ideas what it’s called and where it is please let me know.
All I can remember is it was something like holiday-rentals.
I had taken the flat for a month and so I had plenty of time to find something more permanent and cheaper.
Now that I am in Crete the rental prices are a lot cheaper than on the internet but of course, you have to be here.
I had arranged a rental car from the airport for the month as well. This was great to have transport and to be able to drive about looking for alternative accommodation.
Liking Georgioupolis village but it was tourist prices very expensive so I decided to stick with the area on the west of Rethymnon.
This was an area called on Adelianos Kambos here there is great nightlife. The area was close to Rethymnon without being actually in a city.
I had decided to try a hotel crawl to at all the hotels and ask if a more permanent (long term) room was available.
Well, that was an experience, especially with the language problem. Well, I should say I don’t speak Greek, so it was my fault.
Crete Day Two
On the second day of looking, I hit really lucky a 3-star hotel on the beach. This hotel had a lovely receptionist, who spoke great English.
She disappeared behind reception for a few minutes. Returning with a “Yes” we have a room that you can have on a monthly basis.
Well, my heart skipped a beat or two. I said “how much will that cost”, the answer was astounding it was only 350 Euros a month.
After snapping her hand off, I arranged to move in, then looked at the room. It was a standard 2 person room with a balcony overlooking the pool and bar area. Great!!!
Finding a more permanent place to live and being on the beach with shops and restaurants close by. Really good news.
What a bit of luck.
Read about my Driving down To Crete