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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.

 

New, modern, comfortable holiday complex "Townhouse near the beach", built in 2016, surrounded by fields. House Equipment: air conditioning, laundry, washing machine (private use). Access & Parking: communal parking. All-season motor access..
Villa Aria Unrated
Asteri 14 km from Rethymno: Very large, very rustic villa "Villa Aria", surrounded by trees and vineyards. On the outskirts, 300 m from the centre of Asteri village, in a quiet position on top of a hill, area with little traffic, 2 km from the..
Villa Arokaria Unrated
Kamilari 60 km from Heraklion: Very rustic villa "Villa Arokaria", terraced, built in 1903, renovated in 2007, surrounded by trees. In a quiet, sunny position, 2.5 km from the beach. Private: property 320 m2 (fenced) with flowers and trees,..
Villa Christina Unrated
Kounoupidiana 10 km from Chania: Very cosy villa "Villa Christina", 2 storeys, terraced, surrounded by trees. On the outskirts, 2 km from the centre of Kounoupidiana Village, in a quiet, sunny position, 1 km from the beach. Private: beautiful..
Villa Dionysos Unrated
Petras 1 km from Siteia: Very beautiful villa "Villa Dionysos", 3 storeys, surrounded by trees. On the outskirts, 1 km from the centre of Petras, in a sunny position, 80 m from the beach. Private: beautiful garden to relax. Patio, garden furniture,..
Located in an olive plantation of 7000 square metres, it is just 350m from the fantastic beach of Agioi Apostoloi and Chrissi Akti and 4 km away from Chania town. Big green gardens of flower and palm trees welcomes the visitor. The surrounding fields..
Villa Iris Unrated
Malia 30 km from Heraklion: Very rustic, luxurious villa "Villa Iris", 2 storeys, terraced, surrounded by trees and fields. On the outskirts, 500 m from the centre of Malia village, in a sunny position, 2 km from the beach. Private: large, well-kept..
Villa Lithos Unrated
Kamilari 67 km from Heraklion: Very rustic villa "Villa Lithos", built in 1823 in 1990, surrounded by trees. On the outskirts, 500 m from the centre of Kamilari village, 9 km from the beach. Private: beautiful garden to relax, swimming pool..
Perfectly located in a hillside position above the popular seaside resorts Stalis and Malia, the modern, family-run apartment complex Villa Mare Monte is set on 5,000 m2 surrounded by beautiful gardens. The bright and friendly accommodations exude a welcoming..
Villa Maria Unrated
Roumeli 19 km from Rethymno: Very beautiful villa "Villa Maria", 2 storeys, terraced. On the outskirts, 100 m from the centre of Roumeli, in a quiet, sunny position, 2 km from the beach. Private: property 120 m2, beautiful garden to relax, courtyard,..

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