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Crete Holidays | Cheap Holidays to 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 Flisvos Beach Apartments are located in a quiet side of Rethymnon Boulevard, 50 m away from the main sandy beach, which is lying just in front. There are sea sports 500 m away from the property and there are local shops, bars, restaurants and the..
Flisvos Beach Hotel is situated in the famous resort of Rethymno in Crete. It consists of studios designed to offer guests comfort and services. The hotel amenities include a pool, a restaurant and a bar, among others. It is a good choice for those looking..
The Flisvos Hotel is located in the beautiful beach resort of Rethymnon on the island of Crete, next to the stunning sandy beach. The Rethymnon harbour and the lively resort centre where you will find many shops, bars and restaurants are within easy reach..
The Flisvos Hotel is located in the beautiful beach resort of Hersonissos on the island of Crete, next to the stunning sandy beach. The Hersonissos harbour and the lively resort centre where you will find many shops, bars and restaurants is a short walk..
Floral Hotel is a small basic hotel located in the centre of Hersonissos just 300 meters from the beach. Hotel Floral has a 24h reception, small lounge, TV corner, bar and a terrace. The Floral Hotel guestrooms have a private bathroom/shower,..
The Fotoula Apts are located just 10 meters from the beach. The studios provide guests with a comfortable standard of accommodation in a great location. Within a two minute walk guests will find a selection of shops and restaurants which serve a variety..
The hotel is located in Matala in the far south of Crete. It is 50 m from the sea and the centre of Matala. It is also close to the beach.The hotel is known for its panoramic views. It has a lobby, a hotel safe and a restaurant. Parking facilities are..
The Frida Village Apartments are an established and well loved property on the Irish market. Situated in the much loved village of Piskopiano where the local people have taken the Irish tourists under their wing for many years. This property is situated..
Property Location With a stay at Frida Village in Hersonissos Piskopiano, you'll be convenient to Aquaworld Aquarium and Aquaworld Aquarium. This aparthotel is within close proximity of Star Beach Water Park and Lychnostatis.Rooms Make yourself at home..
The hotel is situated at the east of Hersonissos, 50m away from the beach. It has access to the high way road and it is also closed to the post office and the banks. It is nearby the super markets, shops and amusement areas.|||The hotel consists of three..

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