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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.

 

Elpida Village Hotel 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 area..
These studio apartments are located in Bali, a picturesque and tranquil village on a peaceful bay. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful beaches and the sea, as well as the traditional taverns, noted for their Greek cuisine and well-known traditional hospitality...
Located in the picturesque village of Bali, in Crete, this charming hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore all the hidden treasures of this beautiful island. Heraklion and its beautiful Knossos palace are a 40-minute drive away while Rethymnon..
Epimenidis Hotel is situated on the border of Agia Marina and Platanias. The hotel is built in village complex style- which generates a very special atmosphere- with exquisite hosts who speak English- Greek- French and Italian. All rooms are very modern..
Erofili Apartments is in the heart of Hersonissos, walking distance from Aquaworld Aquarium and Aquaworld Aquarium. This aparthotel is within close proximity of Star Beach Water Park and Sarandaris Beach.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned..
Located in Chania , this popular property offers an ideal place of rest and relaxation. Hotel was constructed in 1989. Hotel was refurbished in 2008. The property consists of 16 rooms. The property consists of 2 junior suites, 5 apartments and 9 studios...
Esperides Hotel is located in Ierapetra (Mirtos). Hotel Esperides is within the region of Agios Antonios Monastery and Sidonia Beach Located in Ierapetra (Mirtos), Hotel Esperides is within the region of Agios Antonios Monastery and Sidonia Beach. ..
The Christianna Beach Hotel is located in Stalis, overlooking the Cretan Sea, on the beach road between Stalis and Malia, close to taverns, shops, bars and entertainment areas. Stalis centre is 500 m away, Malia is 2 km away, Hersonissos is approximately..
Situated just a short walk from the beach, the Eva Apartments are ideal for a self-catering break in Agia Pelagia. Offering self-catering accommodation with views over the gardens and surrounding area, these apartments are a great choice for your Crete..
The family-run Eva Marina Hotel is just 50 metres from the beach of Matala and offers a breakfast room and TV lounge. Its rooms come with free Wi-Fi and a balcony overlooking the garden and mountain.The air-conditioned rooms at the Eva Marina are bright..

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