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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.

 

Beach front hotel located in the picturesque port of Hersonissos, on the North Coast of Crete. The Maragakis Beach Hotel (Ex Viva) is located in front of the beach of Hersonissos, near the port and Partymile, within walking distance to bars, taverns,..
This family-friendly apartment hotel is situated in the town centre of Plantanias, just ten kilometres from Chania. Shops, restaurants and bars can be found just outside the hotel, and public transport links and taxis stops are just two minutes away...
This hotel is situated 4 km west of Chania town in the tranquil area of Agioi Apostoloi. The sandy beach is only 30 metres away. Souda Airport is approximately 20 km from the establishment.This is a beautiful complex that comprises 7 apartments and offers..
Property Location With a stay at Maravel Apartments in Rethymnon Adelianos Kampos, you'll be minutes from Rethimno Kart. This beach aparthotel is within the vicinity of Military Museum and Kara Mousha Pasha Mosque.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of..
The Maravel Land Beach Hotel is a traditional hotel build in a village style with family atmosphere on the 10 km long beach of Adelianos Kampos. The hotel facilities and services include: reception, lounge bar, Internet corner, TV corner, play room, restaurant..
The hotel is a well-established family business that operates a well-run and family friendly accommodation. It is located in a peaceful spot just 400 metres away from the bustling resort of Hersonissos and the traditional village of Koutouloufari. Hersonissos..
Spacious rooms- a swimming pool and a great atmosphere makes Maria Hotel and Apartments a firm favourite with our customers. Great for days by the pool and lively evenings in the hotel. 25 spacious rooms- a reception- a swimming pool and a snack bar...
This hotel boasts a strategic setting in the delightful surroundings of Kalamari, Chania, located on Crete's northern coast. Offering breath-taking sights of the fishing port and streets adorned with tropical plantings, the hotel allows guests to feel..
Located 750m -> 280 m from the beach, the centre of Platanias with shops, super markets, restaurants, cafeterias and bars is only 100m away,6 km from the Fortezza Castle and 6 km from the Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno. Facilities and services..
This hotel enjoys a prime setting, in close proximity to the town centre of Rethymnon. Within a short distance of the hotel, guests can explore the essence and intrigue of the area. Guests can enjoy a host of shopping opportunities, dining options, entertainment..
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