Brings back memories
Yeah, definitely do it. Wonderful Island, even better people.
I did it 4 times in the 80´s 90´s. I hired a KLR250 and had a wonderful time. I still have strong feelings for Kriti - warm Retsina wine, dusty mountain paths, naked sun-bathing, smell of rosemary in the evenings... donkey shit. RaisorR1200GS mentioned the South, well that´s the wonder of Crete - IMHO Malia, Sitia (sp?) are just places to go watch the Brits act all funny.
As for guns, well don´t mess with a Cretan. Bin the bike, well pay your dues. Don´t hand over the passport and treat with respect, a smile and a firm understanding of the contract. This will avoid the need to be smuggled to the airport in the boot of a taxi. But then you aren´t spotty-faced no-respectin´ little chavs are you?
Ooohhhh! I´m jealous already!
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda