May, 2005

About Us
Crete Information
Photo Gallery
Party Details
Gift List


Everything you need to know about Crete !

bullet Maps

This map shows the area of Western Crete known as the Chania region. Aptera, where our marriage ceremony will take place, is approx 20 minutes drive from Georgioupolis where the reception will take place, and where the majority of our wedding party will be staying. For this reason, we recommend that you try to book accommodation either in Georgioupolis itself or the nearby resorts of Almirida (also known as Almeritha), Kalives or Kournas.


bullet Flights - There are two airports in Crete, the most popular is Heraklion in Eastern Crete, however, this is a good 2-3 hours drive away and not recommended. As you will see from the map above, the smaller airport at Chania is much nearer. Flights to Chania leave the UK every Tuesday and most airlines fly from Gatwick and Manchester. Flight time is approx 3 and 1/2 hours.

***Update 14/05/05:- We have been informed that anyone who has booked through Kosmar may have a longer flight time as they are having to make a stop at Bristol, or Newcastle. Unfortunately, all we can do is advise you to be prepared for a longer journey time.

We booked our flights and accommodation through Kosmar (brochure available from Co-op Travel or book online at as they also fly from Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Bristol. See the 'Accommodation' section of this site for more options, including flight only deals from Excel Airways.


bullet Local Information - Western Crete is a beautiful and tranquil area, full of amazing views and stunning flora and fauna. The following websites can give you more information.


bullet Weather - As with any country, it's impossible to know exactly what the weather will be like on the day. As a guide, the weather in Western Crete during October is similar to the British summer, with temperatures usually around 25oc. The evenings tend to be cooler and because the wedding ceremony will take place in a ruined fort by the sea, there may be a cool breeze so bring a light jacket !


Home | About Us | Crete Information | Accommodation | Photo Gallery | Party Details | Gift List

This site was last updated 14/05/05