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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.

 

With a stay at Ceratonia Apartments in Malia, you'll be close to Palace of Malia and Stalis Beach With a stay at Ceratonia Apartments in Malia, you'll be close to Palace of Malia and Stalis Beach. This aparthotel is within the vicinity of Sissi Mini Golf..
This Christina Beach Hotel is idyllically situated just a short walking distance from a host of dining, retail and entertainment venues, offering a range of opportunities for adventure and discovery. The Christina Beach Hotel enjoys ease..
Just a 12-minute walk from the beach of Anissaras, Classic Apts offers self-catering accommodation with sea or mountain views surrounded by well-kept gardens. It has a swimming pool with sun terrace and a poolside bar. Classic studios and apartments..
Hotel located in Anissaras, 15 minutes walk from the beach, surounded by gardens. Facilities include swimming pool, pool bar, internet available at the lobby area (at extra charge) and satellite TV at the bar area. Hotel features studios and apartments..
The Club Lyda is situated directly at the outskirts of the resort of Gouves. Within walking distance of two sandy beaches and approximately 1,2 km from the resort centre. Facilities and services at the Club Lyda complex include a pool area with swimming..
Right on the beach, with walking distance to the center ADULT ONLY HOTEL The Coral Hotel, is an ADULT ONLY HOTEL, located next to the beach, 500 m from the centre and about 65 km from the airport. The hotel facilities include 24h reception, restaurant,..
These Mediterranean-style apartments, located in the quiet settlement of Petras, are the perfect choice for couples or those travelling with children. Thanks to its prime location, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Sitia Bay. Sitia public..
Property Location With a stay at Corissia Princess Hotel in Georgioupolis, you'll be near the beach and close to Lake Kournas. This beach hotel is within the region of Historical - Folklore Museum of Gavalochori and Argiroupoli Springs.Rooms Make yourself..
Cosmos Hotel is a new built hotel and is going to open on the 1.8.2008. Situated in Rethymno, the third largest city of Crete. 35 m from the beach and 60 km from the airport. The hotel facilities include air conditioning in public areas, elevator, reception,..
The family-run Creta Mar-Gio is quietly located in a small garden- only 500 metres from the sandy beach in Malia. It features self-catered accommodation- free Wi-Fi in public areas and a library.All studios and apartments have a well-equipped kitchenette..
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