I recently had an opportunity to spend two weeks in Greece, most of it on the eastern part of Crete, near the town of Hersonissos, and a brief two day excursion to the village of Imerovigli in Santorini. In my short two weeks there, I spent most of my time driving, walking and hiking up and down mountains, around lakes and winding gorges, and stopping in tiny picturesque villages for a quick bite, some with nothing more than a couple houses, a church and, of course, a taverna.
Although I spent a fair amount of time in my rental car, to the point that I managed to put roughly 900km on it in about 12 days, I still only managed to see no more than two thirds of Crete. Good thing, too, since there’s still so much I’ve yet to see. Not that I need another reason reason to come back to this incredible place or anything.