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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.

 

Property Location With a stay at Miramare Hotel in Hersonissos (Old Town Hersonissos), you'll be minutes from Aquaworld Aquarium and Aquaworld Aquarium. This hotel is within close proximity of Sarandaris Beach and Star Beach Water Park. Rooms Make yourself..
This delightful hotel enjoys a charming setting in Chania. Guests will find themselves within easy access of the shimmering delights of the Aegean sea, as well as a host of local attractions. Within a short distance, guests can enjoy a wealth of shopping..
The Mistral Studios are a simple and inexpensive set of apartments located right by the lively strip in Malia. As well as the property being just five-minutes from the beach there is also an outdoor swimming pool which is ideal for relaxing in during..
The Bella Casita Family Apartments are in the pretty village of Platanes approximately 4 miles from Rethymnon. The apartments overlook the beach and are surrounded by gardens and wide open spaces perfect for young and old alike. There are 2 areas with..
Located in Malia , this popular property offers an ideal place of rest and relaxation. The property consists of 20 rooms. The Hotel boasts 20 studios and 2 disability-friendly rooms. Situated in the heart of the city, the Hotel provides the ideal base..
Nestled away in a quieter area on the outskirts of Malia, the Mylos Studios offers affordable self-catering accommodation that provides an ideal base to explore all the culture, history and beauty the island of Crete has to offer. Although the property..
The Mythos Platanias Hotel is situated 150 m from the tourist town of Platanias and very close (350 m) to the area's sandy beach. A wide range of restaurants, local tavernas, bars and cultural sites are near the hotel and it is 1 km to..
The hotel is 100 m away from the ancient theater of Hersonissos, 250 m from the Sarakinos monument and 300 m from Saint Paraskevis church. Facilities include 24h reception with safety deposit boxes, internet corner, WiFi in common areas and bar/breakfast..
Centrally located in Hersonissos, only 35 metres from the sandy beach, Nancy Hotel features a snack bar. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and balcony with views to the Cretan Sea or the courtyard. Featuring warm colours, all soundproofed..
The hotel is situated in the west of Crete, right in the centre of the town of Chania, 50 m away from the bus station and 250 m away from the Venetian Harbour. Located literally in the centre of the business and commercial district of the city, guests..

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