Bali isn't the only place in this popular region worth seeing; visitors can also set out to see the unique qualities of the surrounding countryside, communities and cultural attractions.
If the weather is fine, head outside to experience Crete Island's open-air museums. Crete Island is popular for its range of fortresses; these are fascinating testaments to the area's colorful history.
If you like spending time with folk who share your passions, this region features plenty of specialist activities such as cycling tours, guided nature walks and winery tours. Watersports are a common pastime here. Take the opportunity to go sailing or wind surfing; Crete Island has some perfect spots for it.
Trying local food is a great way to learn the area you are in. So take the time to visit some of the region's restaurants. Pilafi kritis (chicken pilaf) and kohli bourbouristi (fried snails) are two dishes worth trying.
The real soul of a place echoes not just within its landscape, but also within its language. Taking the time to practice a few simple Greek words and phrases will make your experience in Crete Island all the more rewarding. "Thélis na horépsis mazí mu?" is useful. It means "Would you like to dance with me?" Or try "Apó pu íse?" (Where are you from?).
When it is time to leave Bali, use your last euros on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Yiá sou (farewell).