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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.

 

Phaestias Unrated
Kalamaki 60 km from Heraklion: Very beautiful villa "Phaestias", terraced, built in 2003. On the outskirts Kalamaki, in a quiet, sunny position, 1 km from the beach. Private: property 800 m2, beautiful garden to relax, swimming pool with privacy..
Rhadamanthus Unrated
Atsipopoulo 5 km from Rethymno: Very comfortable, luxurious villa "Rhadamanthus", 2 storeys. On the outskirts, 5 km from the centre of Rethymno. For shared use: garden with lawn and plants. Private: property, natural garden, swimming pool (01.05...
"Romantica Hotel Apartments is located 200 metres from the centre of Koutouloufari Village, 800 metres from Star beach and 1 km from the centre of Hersonissos. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and offers breathtaking sea views.Family-run..
Selena Hotel Unrated
Boasting an idyllic hillside setting in Elounda, this stunning hotel enjoys a stunning beachfront location. This hotel commands spectacular views over the bay and the island of Spinalonga. Guests will find themselves in close proximity to a wide range..
Conveniently situated in Crete , this property is the perfect base for both business and holiday travel. The establishment is wheelchair-accessible. The on-site car park may be useful to those arriving by car. This establishment allows pets.
Stella Palace Unrated
Stella Palace is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and palm trees. The elegant and modern Stella Palace is set on a private beach in the traditional village of Analipsis on the northern coast of the popular holiday island of Crete. The..
Stelva Villas Unrated
Stelva Villas Situated in Crete, the Stelva Villas provides 3x000D star accommodation. Both on and off site car parking is available. The hotel offers restaurant facilities. Room Features Stelva Villas. Smoking is permitted in both the bedrooms and the..
Facilities and services include restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, gym, spa (extra charge), wireless Internet access, Internet corner, elevator and 24-hour reception.Rooms feature telephone, TV, safe, mini fridge, air conditioning, wireless Internet..
Themis Villa 2 Unrated
Kyriana 12 km from Rethymno: Very beautiful villa "Themis Villa 2", terraced, built in 2009. In the centre of Kyriana Village, in a quiet, sunny position, 6 km from the beach. For shared use: garden with flowers. Private: beautiful garden to..
The hotel is located in a traditional village surrounded by olive and orange trees. Platanias, one of the most touristic area on Chania, is 6 km away. By staying in this village guests will be part of the day to day life of the people and they will experience..

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