Just wanted to intro ourselves. My wife and I were in Crete during July for what turned out to be far more than just a holiday! We fell in love with the island, it’s people and rescued an abandoned puppy who is being flown to the UK next week. As a result we are going out for 10 days in October on a property search. Flying to Chania to check out the west coast with the intention of renting somewhere for 12 months from January 2017 whilst looking for somewhere to buy. Looking forward to monitoring this forum, contributing and learning along the way.
Welcome Richard & Carmen, newbie here myself, on way to Crete in my old camper van, presently on Corfu expect to land Crete end of September, might beat you to a long term rental (although I shall be looking at budget end) but should have picked up some info to share by end of year. Western Cret myself from 15 miles west of Rethymno right to Kastelli Kissamos or maybe even on the South coast, don’t know yet.