We are coming over to Crete in a couple of weeks time, on Sunday 14th October, sadly just for a week, for a holiday, but also to have more of a look round to see where we would like to base ourselves for our “rental year”. We will be staying in Kalives, which we like very much, (thanks Filipos for suggesting the Aktigalinis Apartments and for all the flight information on your web site www.creteforyou.com
) and will be concentrating on the west. We will spend a day in Xania and plan to visit Kolimbari and Kastelli Kissomos, but I would like some advice, please. We’re not the sort of people who want to live in an isolated place, half way up a mountain or miles down a dirt track. We want a busy, active little place, not night clubs, but a few shops, tavernas, somewhere attractive, not too far from the north coast road, so that we can get about easily and not too far from the sea. Any ideas or recommendations for places we should explore? Are Kolimbari and Kastelli a good choice?