If your trip to Tsoútsouros is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.There’s plenty to see and do in the immediate surrounds. Don’t head home without exploring Sidonia Beach and Koudoumas Monastery. If you can, also check out Amiras Memorial.
Make sure the gas tank is full, because there are a few good reasons to go exploring beyond Tsoútsouros. They include Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Heraklion — a tempting road-trip destination just 25 miles away. Afterwards, point your rental car in the direction of Palace of Knossos.
If you’re staying in Tsoútsouros with the young ones, a day by the seaside is a wonderful way of keeping them busy. Fill the car with some buckets, spades and beachballs, and journey out to one of these beautiful coastal stretches:
Sidonia Beach (12 miles away).
Trypiti Beach (18 miles away).
Sure, you can get out and explore Tsoútsouros without a car. But with so much to see and do, having one is sure to make your trip more memorable. If you can’t wait to venture out into some nature, consider a vehicle with some extra oomph. A full-size car or an SUV could be just what you need. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is a popular choice if you’re only taking shorter trips.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s an impressive variety of both economy and high-end vehicles to rent in Tsoútsouros. What you end up opting for depends on your funds and what you’re planning to do. Specialty vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you want to treat yourself, why not grab an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you just need a car to get you from A to B as efficiently as possible, maybe go for a budget compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
People drive on the right-hand side of the road in Tsoútsouros. Even though the rules may be similar to home, we suggest driving with a little extra care in destinations you’ve never been.
You’ll find no shortage of places to leave your rental car in Tsoútsouros. Even in the heart of the action, you’re likely to score a spot right where you need it.
There are. In the city of Tsoútsouros, speed limits range from 50km/h to 130km/h. Residential zones have a maximum speed limit of 50km/h unless posted otherwise.
One of two things will happen. Your rental company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. On the other hand, it may provide your contact information to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent to you directly.
If you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you are able to use your phone while operating a vehicle in Tsoútsouros. But make sure you remain focused on the road.
In Tsoútsouros, it is against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. If you’re planning to have a few drinks with dinner, leave the car at your hotel.
No. In Tsoútsouros, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts should always be fastened in Heraklion. However, these rules may vary for certain vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.