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Crete

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Crete, the largest island in Greece, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean and here at Best Choice Holidays we have a great selection of cheap holidays to Crete from budget breaks to more luxurious all inclusive holidays.  An island with a thousand faces that combines everything a traveller might ask for: a long and varied history, major attractions, a genuine culture of its own, magnificent nature, a mild climate, famous hospitality, a high level of infrastructure for tourism, cosmopolitan resorts and pristine, unexplored corners.

On Crete flourished the first prehistoric civilization of note on European soil, that of the Minoan Bronze-Age, with its majestic palaces that can be visited today (Knossos, Festos, Zakros, Malia etc.).

In the long history of the island a multitude of different cultures and conquerors have passed through, leaving behind important monuments and attractions scattered throughout the island. As a result present-day Crete has a high level of historical, archaeological and cultural points of interest for the visitor.

At the same time Crete stands out as a destination for its unique natural environment. On one hand, a seemingly endless and indented coastline offers countless beaches for each and every taste: organized or otherwise, crowded or deserted. Some are even world famous: Balos, Elafonissi, Vai, Elounda, Falasarna etc.

At the other extreme, there is the spine of high mountains which are ideal for hiking and mountaineering. Gorges innumerable to wander through, caves to explore, fertile valleys to appreciate: all waiting the visitor’s glance. And linking all, those scenic trails that tie natural beauty to cultural attractions to blissful repose.

The heart of Crete beats in its cities: from Chania, the Venice of the East, through Renaissance Rethymno, to cosmopolitan Heraklion, on to bijoux Aghios Nikolaos and ultimately to picturesque Sitia and Ierapetra. Each Cretan city has its own character, emerging from its rich history, a vigorous modern being and of course the contemporary tourist infrastructure.

Meet Crete too through its world-famous gastronomy: both delicious and healthy! Discover the Cretan culture through its traditional music, dances and customs that are still alive on the island! Enjoy the famous Cretan hospitality that comes open-handed from Zeus Xenios, King of gods.

Crete, the largest Greek island, is washed by the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, and so enjoys a mild climate. An island where Myth meets History, where the age-old Cretan culture has its roots in the long-ago, where the sea meets the mountains and unspoiled nature coexists with modern tourist infrastructure. Crete has a thousand faces: one for each and every sort of traveller: the naturalist, the explorer, the cosmopolitan, the lover of history and culture. The list is long and all-encompassing!

In the restaurants and traditional tavernas of the towns and villages of Crete, you'll always find all the genuine flavours of the Cretan cuisine with its insistence on using local products.

If the pursuit of Fun is what your holiday in Crete is all about, then you will not be disappointed, especially in the summer months when things hot up! Choose a trendy or a traditional café, or a bar in the lively cosmopolitan centres in Crete – or perhaps sip cocktails at a beach bar or club by the seashore in the summer season.

If the pursuit of Fun is what your holiday in Crete is all about, then you will not be disappointed, especially in the summer months when things hot up! Choose a trendy café, a bar or a club in the lively cosmopolitan centres in Crete – or perhaps sip cocktails at a beach bar or club by the seashore in the summer season.

Heraklions commercial centre is located in the triangle formed by the Averof, 1821 and Kalokairinou streets, as well as in the surrounding streets. There are many commercial stores with clothes and shoes for all ages and styles. The shopping centre of the city, does not have many differences from the shopping centres of other European cities.

It’s nice to combine your shopping with the special delicacies you can find in the same streets. “Loukoumades” with honey and the famous bougatsa (pie filled with cream) will make even an outstanding shopping bill look sweeter! Beyond the clothes stores, you can find popular art stores and the traditional knife stores where you can buy the famous Cretan knives.

In the lively traditional market in the 1866 street, you can find products for making your own Cretan meal. On the same street and off the main streets there are many small shops which sell local products and many gifts shops (some of them with really strange gifts).

Cretan wine-making establishments – with their long winemaking traditions – are open to the public. You can tour the vineyards and cellars, whilst in the more modern set-ups you can taste Cretan wines accompanied with appetizers from the famous Cretan cuisine.

The rich and varied terrain of the island – the mountain massifs, the countless canyons, the caves, the sometimes wild, sometimes tender Cretan countryside, the measureless miles of coastline, the unusual and rare eco-systems and different microclimates that make up the island… all provide ideal opportunities for extreme sports, nature activities and other unique experiences.

 

Anastasia Hotel Unrated
A friendly, family run hotel with enough activities to keep everyone entertained. The Hotel Anastasia is a little peace of heaven offering comfortable and spacious guestrooms dotted around grounds linked by colorful and flowering walkways. This family..
Ran Mari Apartments are located at Stalida-Malia, Crete, 120 m from the beach. Nearby bus station to Malia, Heraklion and Chersonisos. Supermarket is very close (50 m). The hotel facilities include reception, luggage room, garden, sun terrace and parking...
Astron Hotel Unrated
Astron Hotel is at your side with more than 20 years of tradition and devotion to the spirit of genuine Cretan hospitality, responsibly and consistently, offering top level services and assistance to both residents and visitors of Ierapetra.Today, it..
Atrion Unrated
This attractive hotel lies around 100 m away from the sea. The city centre is to be found just a few minutes' walk away. A public transport stop lies just 300m away. The Heraklion airport is within 5 km and Chania airport is roughly 150 km from the hotel...
New, modern, comfortable apartment house "Bayview Penthouse", built in 2014. House Equipment: air conditioning, laundry. Access & Parking: parking by the house, communal parking. All-season motor access to the house. Car recommended, stepped..
New, modern, comfortable holiday complex "Bayview Townhouse", built in 2012, surrounded by fields. House Equipment: air conditioning, laundry. Access & Parking: communal parking. All-season motor access to the house. Stepped path with 15..
Located in the picturesque seaside village of Sissi, this charming holiday resort is built in the traditional Cretan village style. Sets among its private rich gardens and offering panoramic sea views at an imposing mountain backdrop, it is the perfect..
Creta Star Unrated
Creta Star Hotel is situated in Agios Nikolaos. The Creta Star hotel offers on site car parking. Dining is available at the hotel, which has it's own restaurant. Creta Star Hotel Room Facilities: Smoking in certain bedrooms..
Gregoire Villa Unrated
Kamilari 3 km from Kalamaki: Beautiful house "Gregoire Villa", 2 storeys, built in 1903, renovated in 2004. 2.5 km from the sea. Private: property 240 m2, garden, swimming pool angular, with privacy (3 x 7 m, depth 130 cm, 01.05.-31.10.). Garden..
High Beach Unrated
This apartment complex is located in Malia, a coastal city about 34 km to the west of Iraklion. Malia offers guests a large selection of tourist and other facilities, and is the ideal place for those holidaymakers seeking intense nightlife. Malia has..

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