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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.

 

Hotel georgia A warm welcome awaits you at the mid size, 2x000D star Hotel georgia in Heraklion. Hotel guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant on site. Rooms at the Hotel georgia. Iron, ironing board and hairdryer are provided in all rooms. All rooms..
Property Location With a stay at Idi Hotel in Faistos Zaros, you'll be convenient to Rouvas Gorge. This hotel is within the region of Gortys and Palace of Phaistos.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 59 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private..
Facilities and services include restaurant, bar, parking, swimming pool, wireless Internet access (extra charge) and supermarket. Apartments feature air conditioning (extra charge), TV, safe (extra charge), wireless Internet access (extra charge), kitchenette,..
Iliana Apartments and Studios hotel is situated in a small, traditional village of Crete, Panormo. Panormo lies in the centre of the northern part of Crete, 22km from the town of Rethymno and 59 km from the city of Heraklion. The nearest airport to Iliana..
General Description: Welcome to Ilios Apartments in Malia. The closest cities to the hotel are Heraklion (30 km) and Hersonissos (7 km). To make your stay more comfortable a lounge. Mobility on holiday is made easy through car hire. The staff in this..
The Ilma Hotel just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Malia, 750 metres from the main nightlife and 250 metres from the beach, so you're never far from the action as and when you want it. The Ilma Hotel is a great place to chill out during the day with..
Lying on the golden sandy beach of Platanias, Indigo Mare offers a swimming pool with an elegant restaurant-pool bar, a mini market and self-catering studios and apartments with private balconies. Indigo Mare studios and apartments are tastefully designed..
This is a small boutique hotel in the centre of Chania town consisting of 9 rooms carefully made and decorated by the hotel owner. The decoration of the hotel is like the old style in the years that Venetian people lived in the neighbourhood where the..
This attractive and modern hotel boasts a stunning location in the centre of Heraklion's old town, offering sea views and easy access to the city's historical attractions as well as the port. The Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum..
The Iraklis Apartments are situated just off the main road in the beautiful resort of Stalis on the island of Crete. The inviting sandy beach and the shops, bars, restaurants and cafes in the resort centre are just 300 metres away from the Iraklis..