According to Forbes, the drive from Chania to Paleochora on the island of Crete is one of the most scenic drives in Europe.
“This four-hour journey begins in the charming waterfront city of Hania and takes you past Samaria, Europe’s longest gorge; the journey on to Kandanos features craggy mountainous terrain dotted with tiny villages of traditional stone houses, and 14th-century Byzantine churches. The windy roads are challenging, but the white-knuckled ride, through Palaeohora, with its pink sandy beaches and waves ideal for surfing is worth the journey.”
Should anyone indulge in the beauty of Crete by car, it is wise to take heed of road conditions. Professional organizations have deemed these roads, of a “Third World standard,” not to mention the number of cars has increased six-fold, though the poorly maintained, narrow and unlit roads have not been upgraded.
It is also wise to take personal responsibility as a driver. See, “Cretans want better roads,” which explains what Crete and the whole of Greece really need are better drivers.