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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 Ekavi Apartments offers garden, swimming pool, integrated children’s pool, partly covered terrace with sun beds, pool bar, mini market, TV-room and parking area.Studios and apartments have balcony or terrace, kitchenette, air conditioning extra charge,..
Property Location El Greco Apartments is centrally located in Agios Nikolaos, walking distance from Voulisma Beach and close to Istro Beach. This apartment is within the vicinity of Gournia Archaeological Site and Pachia Ammos Beach. Rooms Make yourself..
The hotel offers lobby, reception (07:00-00:00 o'clock), lounge with satellite TV, Internet corner, restaurant, bar, sandy beach, shower, beach bar, sun beds and umbrellas. All rooms featuring air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, safety box (extra..
With a stay at Elia Portou Due, you'll be centrally located in Chania, steps from Etz Hayyim Synagogue and Cretan House Folklore Museum With a stay at Elia Portou Due, you'll be centrally located in Chania, steps from Etz Hayyim Synagogue and Cretan House..
The Elotia hotel is built in the region of Agioi Apostoloi, 4 km west of the picturesque city of Chania, in a particularly privileged region. Elotia hotel is located a few metres from the most beautiful and organised beach of the region..
Situated in the centre of Elounda, at the entrance of the large square of the town, the Elounda Apartments are furnished apartments housed in a medium sized building, elegantly constructed and furnished. They are equipped with a sitting are, dining table..
Elounda Krini hotel is situated at the entrance of Elounda, in a quiet, family environment overlooking the Cretan Sea and the Spinalonga Island. Close to the hotel you will find several taverns and mini markets and the sea is only a 200 metres away. The..
The Elounda Olive Garden Studios is a dream vacation retreat situated 300 m from the beach and 800 m from the centre of the charming village of Elounda on the island paradise of Crete. Idyllically set in between colourful Mediterranean olive gardens and..
Located in the bay of Elounda, a small harbour village in the north of the island of Crete with fishing boats. Elounda Sunrise Apartments & Studios is situated approx 150 metres from the various bars, restaurants and shops at Elounda centre. The Elounda..
Elpida hotel & apartment is situated on a peaceful hillside with sea views and mountains at Kalo Chorio Village (Istron), 11 km. from the lively Agios Nikolaos town. There are plenty of taverns, bars, small restaurants and shops in the surrounded..

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