How to Bring Your Belongings to Crete: Easy Steps for a Smooth Moving to the Island!

How You Can Move Your Belongings To Crete

Crete is a stunning part of the world and it is no wonder why so many people want to move there to start a new life. If you are considering moving to Crete soon to escape the hustle and bustle of city life – the question is how do you do it?

Read on to discover how to bring your belongings to Crete.

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How to Bring Your Belongings to Crete

How to bring your belongings to Crete.

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How to Bring Your Belongings to Crete

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You can have your stuff shipped to the port of Heraklion.

Greece is a wonderful part of the world and if you are to pack up and move there this year you will need some help bringing your belongings with you. 

Today we are going to talk about some of our best tips for bringing your belongings to your new home in Crete.

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These are some ideas if you don’t know where to start. Don’t be overwhelmed and check the following tips:

Do It Yourself 

The first method for bringing your things over to Crete is to simply pack them up and bring them yourself.

It can be a challenge to pack up your entire home and move it across the world but you can find different ways to move the items yourself without the need for a professional mover. Be aware this will likely take a lot longer and may be more stressful. 

Don’t Move Anything 

how to bring your belongings to Crete

One option to explore when deciding on moving your things across the world is to not move your things at all.

You can take with you all of your clothes and everything you need to live- but there might not be a need to take the furniture.

Instead, you can leave your home furnished and rent it out to families for some extra income.

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Consider Having a Clear Out 

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When moving across the world it is a good idea to make the packing process as stress-free as you can.

To do this you might want to have a clear out at home before you start packing your items to move.

Clear out most of your clutter to make the move less stressful and allow you to take less with you when you go. You can even sell some of your old stuff to help fund the move.

Hire a Shipping Container 

If you have a lot of stuff to bring with you across to Crete it is a good idea to hire a shipping container to carry your things overseas on a boat.

It will be a little pricey to do this however by choosing this method you can likely transport everything in one go which will make your life easier. 

Use a Moving Company 

If you want help moving to your new home this year from the professionals you can click here and take a look at an overseas moving company that can make your life stress-free.

Take the time to find the best moving company for you and allow them to do the hard work for you.

This might be the best port of call if you don’t have a lot of time because they will do the heavy lifting and allow you to get on with the other parts of your moving journey. 

Use these packing and moving tips and make your move to Crete stress-free this year.
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More resources to enhance your Crete adventure

Start by checking out my ultimate guide to planning your trip to Crete, packed with helpful essential information. Explore the articles on prices in Crete, common mistakes to avoid, and insider secrets for an unforgettable experience.

When it’s time to plan, explore the best places to visit on Crete Island, discover my tours and activities, and be amazed at Crete’s incredible beaches. If you are exploring specific areas like Heraklion, Rethymnon, Lasithi, and Chania, I’ve got detailed guides to help you make the most of your time.

Suggested accommodation in Crete

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More useful travel resources

  • Check out all the digital travel guides I’ve specifically written about Crete. They are affordable and practical to check from your mobile.
  • Find convenient ferry tickets with Ferryhopper.
  • Welcome Pickups offers a convenient pre-paid airport transfer service, while Discover Cars is my favorite engine for finding a rental car on the island.
  • To book adventures, tours, and cultural experiences, I recommend Get Your Guide for its flexible cancellation policy.

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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the Crete. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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