Before your next vacation, your reservation to go to Crete and your villa is already made. You also took your plane tickets. Planning your trip doesn't stop there. You still have a few things to prepare to ensure a stress-free arrival at your dream destination. In this article you can find 5 tips to prepare your flight to Crete.
1. Prepare your suitcase
To avoid any problems, when booking your plane ticket, remember to check what is included in the ticket price. Many airlines are landing to the island via the two international airports. Not all of them have the same baggage regulations. Check if you have cabin or hold suitcase and also what weight and size should this have. Some companies allow passengers to carry-on their baggage in addition to the airport cabin. Be sure before you leave for the airport, that your suitcase does not exceed the requested weight, to avoid paying any extras locally.
2. Ensure the validity of your papers
As a European citizen, a national identity card is enough to travel in Greece. You can also present your passport. Your identity documents must be valid. Please make sure that the expiration date goes beyond your return from vacation. Otherwise, you can easily apply for a new card or passport by going to a town hall. Manufacturing times can take 3 weeks. Time is the key to making sure you can leave.
3. Plan your journey to the airport
Plan your trip in time whether you use public transportation or take your car, asking from your loved ones to drive you to the airport. It is more difficult to find a last-minute solution and this will cost you much more. If your family drives you to the airport, let them know early enough to arrive at the airport in advance. If you come directly by car, you will need parking for the duration of your stay. Many providers there will help you to find parking spaces, but you must also have enough time to make your research before.
4. Good equipment for the flight
The flights are approximately 3 hours and it’s not too long. When traveling, wear soft and comfortable clothes. It can be cold on the plane with air conditioning, a sweater or scarf will be useful to avoid a cold. You can take an empty bottle of water with you to pass airport security. Fill it before the boarding access. When the plane taking off or landing, you may have annoying pain to your ears. Chewing gum will help you prevent this problem.
5. Plan your route to your accommodation
Your plane has just landed either at Heraklion Airport, which is located in the center of the island, or at Chania Airport. To reach the villa you have booked, you can rent a car directly from the airport. You can also just book your transfer with professional drivers. Many providers are available. But you can also simplify your life by using the concierge service offered by CreteVillas4U.
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