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Crete Holidays | Cheap Holidays to 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.

 

Lefteris Apartments are located within easy reach of Hersonissos Water Fun Park, the Crete Golf Club and approximately five minutes walk from the city centre, plenty of bars, taverns and shopping venues. The facilities and services include reception,..
The hotel Lili is located in Amoudara, less than 300 m away from the resort centre with shops, restaurants and bars and 500 m from the beach. There is a bus stop to Heraklion town (7 km) 50 m away. The airport is approximately 10 km from the hotel...
Litsa Efi is situated on the Malia/Stalis road, only a few steps to the beach and the local shops, restaurants and bars. The hotel facilities include swimming pool and pool bar. All apartments offer air conditioning (extra charge), fridge and kitchen...
Malia Studios and Apartments is situated 150 m from the beach in Malia and approximately 500 m from the centre. Within the hotel complex facilities include reception and a bar. The apartments/studios are equipped with bathroom/shower, kitchenette and..
Located in a quiet area of Hersonissos, Mastorakis Studios is about a kilometer away from the sandy and pebble beach. it is 21 km to the airport. The hotel is equipped with pool bar, TV room, luggage room and WiFi. Rooms have kitchenette, mini fridge,..
Maxin Hotel is situated 500 m from the beach and 1 km from the center. Hotel facilities include swimming pool, breakfast area, balcony and a bar. Guest rooms are equipped with air condition (extra charge)TV and bathroom. Address: 74056 , Agia Galini,..
All rooms have balcony, satellite TV, safety box (on extra charge), fridge (on extra charge), a/c-heating (on extra charge).Hotel is located outside the resort of Agia Galini and consists of several buildings. To the center it is 800 m and the sand beach..
The Medusa Villa complex is located within walking distance from the center with its many taverns, restaurants, bars, discos and shops. The complex includes two buildings with double rooms and studios. It has a reception, garden, outdoor swimming pool,..
Hotel Melpo¿s facilities include a 24h front desk, outdoor swimming pool with sun chairs and parasols, bar, breakfast room, car rental, safe deposit boxes and a lounge area. The guestrooms have a private bathroom/shower and a telephone. **Air-conditioning..
This modest but elegant hotel is located at the heart of Georgioupolis in the northwest part of Crete. It's only 190 metres from the Central Square and 400 metres from the long sandy beach. The hotel features eighteen well-maintained rooms, a stylish..

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