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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.

 

The Despina Hotel is close to the centre of Hersonissos- on the main road leading to the beach. The popular beach is just 30 metres from the Hotel Despina- and the shops- bars- restaurants and nightlife of Hersonissos is literally on your doorstep. Small..
This hotel enjoys a charming hilltop location, overlooking the delights of Almyros Beach and Mirabello bay. Within a short distance of the hotel, guests can enjoy an array of shopping opportunities, dining options and entertainment venues. The hotel presents..
The Diamond Apartments are situated 2 km to Malia, 12 km to Gournes and 37 km to Agios Nikolaos. Services and facilities include: Reception, elevator, Wi-Fi Internet access available in all areas, safe, luggage storage and laundry service (extra charge)...
This charming apartment complex enjoys an enviable location, just 300 metres from Agia Marina Beach. The complex is situated just 9 km from Chania town, and a mere 21 km from Ioannis Daskalogiannis International Airport. Guests will find themselves just..
This holiday resort is located just 300 metres from the sea and the sandy beach, which provides numerous water sport activities. The hotel is also near King Minos summer palace ruins, at the quiet end of Hersonissos village. Approximately 1 km from the..
Excellently located just 100 metres from the beautiful sandy beach of Kokkini Hani, the Dimitra Apartments Kokkini Hani offers simple yet comfortable accommodation that is just steps from all the town has to offer. Guests can make themselves at home in..
Dimitra Apartments is a family run establishment located within the city of Kokkini Hani, between the cities of Heraklion (15 km) and Hersonissos (10 km). Next to the complex is the excavation of a well preserved Minoan Villa and there is a bus stop just..
Dimitra hotel is a family run establishment located within the city of Kokkini Hani, between the cities of Heraklion (15 km) and Hersonissos (10 km). Next to the complex is the excavation of a well preserved Minoan Villa and there is a bus stop just outside..
This hotel is an ideal choice for anyone seeking relax and soak up the Cretan sun and atmosphere. Simple- great value accommodation in a good central location All rooms have bathroom- fridge- TV- telephone- mini-bar- balcony or terrace. Air conditioning..
Facilities and services include restaurant, bar, swimming pool, wireless Internet access at public areas, safe at reception (extra charge), gym, sauna, spa (extra charge), children's pool, games room, business center and 24-hour reception. Rooms feature..

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