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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.

 

Beautifully nestled near the western wall of the old town area of Nea Chora Chania, this venue sits at a mere 5-minute walk from the beautiful beach area. The access to the city centre of Chania with its greatly preserved old town and harbour are a short..
The maisonettes are located close to the town centre while the old Venetian harbour is a short walk away. The nearest beach of Nea Chora is 500 metres away. Souda Airport is about 15 km away.This is an apartment hotel that consists of 3 maisonettes with..
Irida Apartments Malia is located 25 km to N.Kazantzakis airport, 1.5 km to the city/town centre, 100 m to shopping facilities and 50 m to restaurants/bars. It is an ideal destination for those who wish to combine the intense nightlife entertainment and..
The property opened in 2004 and there are 13 independent studios on 2 floors. Irida Villa offers reception, cafe bar, tavern, library and the reading room, barbeque facilities, traditional Cretan oven in the garden, maid service and change of sheets twice..
This hotel affords a quiet situation directly in the centre of Heraklion within a short distance of the old Venetian harbour and the ferry port. The archaeological museum and Morosini fountain as well as many more of the city's most remarkable sights..
Iro
The hotel is located in the cosmopolitan port of Hersonissos just 28 km east of Heraklion City and the airport.Residents at this excellent holiday resort will enjoy having the chance to enjoy the magnificent view and the splendid sunset. It has 53 rooms..
Set in the cosmopolitan resort of Hersonissos in Crete, the Iro Hotel is ideally located for anyone wishing for a relaxing holiday under the sun with the beach just 150 metres from the hotel and the resort centre within easy reach. The hotel is also not..
Itanos Hotel is a family hotel, fully renovated in 1998, and situated on the most advantageous location by the central park square on the waterfront of the picturesque town of Sitia. The hotel is fully renovated in 1998, offering 72 128 beds comfortable..
Perfectly set in the very heart of Agia Pelagia in beautiful well-maintained gardens, the Joanna Hotel offers simple yet comfortable accommodation that provides a great base from which to explore the beautiful island of Crete. Guests can make themselves..
20km away from the N. Kazantzakis Airport of Heraklion City and only 50m from sandy beaches. Hotel features two swimming pools, pool bar, playground for children, billiards room, private parking. Rooms equipped with kitchen, cooking facilities, fridge,..

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