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Crete Holidays | Cheap Holidays to Crete

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.

 

This modern hotel is situated within walking distance of the city centre, within easy access of a number of major attractions. The hotel is situated in close proximity to a host of dining, retail and entertainment venues, sure to please even the most..
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BLUE SKYAPARTMENTS is a small family business- located in a very central spot at thebeach road in Malia Crete. The vibrant center of Malia- featuring an array ofnightclubs- is just 150m away. A restaurant is located within 100 m of theproperty. Hersonissos..
Blue Sky Apt is located 600 m away to the beach, 33 km to the airport N.Kazantzakis and 200 m to the restaurants and bars. Offering facilities and amenities including the Parking Space, Reception, Swimming Pool with Sunbeds and Umbrellas, Wifi Internet..
The Blue Star Hotel is seafront complex located in a peaceful environment opposite from the Island Chrissi, 5 km from Ierapetra to Sitia. Heraklion airport is approximately 110 km from the Blue Star Hotel. The Blue Star Hotel facilities..
Situated 0,4 km from the beach and the center.Calypso Hotel is situated 0,4 km from the beach and the center.Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, garden, bar, restaurant with terrace and parking.Guest rooms are equipped with safe box (x-tra charge),..
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