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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 Hotel Karyatides is located in Aghia Marina, in Crete. Aghia Marina is a village located on the NorthWest of the island and boasts beautiful white sand beaches and characterful taveras. parking is possible at the hotel. **Official Star Rating: 2**..
Perfectly located just metres from the sandy Amoudara Beach, the Hotel Lili offers traditional Cretan accommodation that makes for a great base to explore all the popular town has to offer. Guests can make themselves at home in one of the 30 air-conditioned..
Lovely Holidays In A Small Complex, Very Clean, Ideal For Quiet Holidays. The Hotel Is Located In A Central Location In A Quiet Side Street, Very Friendly Owner Couple, When You Staying There You Will Feel The Special Atmosphere. The Hotel Consists Of..
The Accommodation Is Ideally Located Approx 200m From The Beach And Just 100m To The Main Night Life. The Hotel Is Close To A Range Of Restaurants And Bars. This Complex Exists Of 2 Buildings Minoan And Minoan Sun, Due To Their Location Close To The Main..
Superbly situated in the very heart of Hersonissos, the Hotel Nancy offers modern accommodation that provide a great base to explore the many shops and nightlife that the town has to offer. Guests can make themselves at home in one of the well-appointed..
At Reception There Is Telephone, Foreign Exchange, Bus Tickets, Intemet Accesses. Restaurant:Breakfast Buffet (From 7-1?), Lunch (A La Carte Between 12:00-16:30), Dinner (From19:30-21:30,Buffet Plus Main Course) Bar Open From 10:30 Until 01:00am Tv V?deo..
Excellently placed just outside the city centre and just steps from the beach, the Hotel Olympia offers contemporary accommodation providing a great base to explore the beauty and history the island of Crete has to offer. Guests can make themselves at..
The Small Two-Floor House Has Reception (Save) 12 Rooms (2 Of It In The Sutterain),Lounge With Cosy Sitting Tv Corner,Bar,Breakfast Area,Fire-Place And Terrace With Sea View. At The Beach Sun Beds And Umbrellas Are Available Against Fee. Swimming Pool..
Solano Hotel (OFFICIAL C CLASS, 2 STAR RATING (N.R.S.) is situated in center of Port Hersonissos, on the Northern shore of Crete, where the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea beautifully blend with the vast blue sky.License number 1039K012A3195801Our..
Hotel Zorbas has the best location in Limin Hersonisou. Zorbas Hotel is situated at the beach road at Limin Hersonissou, opposite the small church S. Paraskevi, close to Creta Maris Conference Center, beside the Community's park - theatre.It is very close..
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