In reply to ON6DSL:
maybe a detailed email there: http://www.aia.gr/contact.asp?langid=2 (look the page for email address ) will be informative and helpful.
If you stay on Chania and you like hiking dont miss the Samaria Gorge, its a classic. But its better to arrange spend a night to Ag.Rumeli after the walk than to return to Chania. Its 18km and if you have to catch the last boat from Ag.Rumeli at 4 pm you will not enjoy it (trust me…). Avoid the travel agencies, just ask your hotel receptionist to arange you a nigth on Ag.Rumeli and take a cab to the Samaria’s Gorge entrance (35km to the entrance from Chania, 5 euro fee to enter the path, drinking water every 2km all the way).
As for SOTA operating, i have good results (3-5 QSO’s per hour) with elecraft CW KX-1 TX/RX (20-40m, ant tuner included), the budistik antenna on a photo tripod and Li-Po batteries like them we use on small remote controlled helicopters (20C, 11.1V, 1800-2000mah).
Such a setup is less than 2Kg with a very thin and light profile witch can go in your lagguages with no problem at all (better ask for the batteries).
Perhaps someone can borrow you a KX-1 or with Euro-Dollar rate these days you can afford for one (buddistik is a must and i think now are the days to get one).
That’s for now, i wish you the “best summer ever” this year and i will be glad to hear tha you also manage to do some SOTA operation.