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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.

 

The Simple Hotels Hersonissos Blue is a budget-friendly property great for those looking for a comfortable and friendly base from which they can explore the town. Situated in Hersonissos in Crete, guests will be just a short stroll from the beach where..
Avra Hotel is situated 0,5 km from the fishing harbor and 1,2 km from the beach. Hotel facilities include a breakfast area, safe box at the reception (x-tra charge), bar and parking. Guest rooms are equipped with private bathroom. Address: Rethimnon,..
The Babis Hotel is situated 9 km to Arkadi Monastery, 12 km to Maroulas village and 17 km to Margarites. Services and facilities include: Reception (open 06:00-24:00) , cafeteria & breakfast buffet, garden, laundry service (extra charge) and Wi-Fi..
Los apartamentos Blue Dreams son un alojamiento familiar brindando comodidad en una ideal ubicación. Situados en un ideal lugar a 50m del mar y a pasos de un supermercado y una taberna. Ofrecen variedad de comodidades incluyendo una piscina con área..
The Blue Horizon Apartments is situated within the picturesque countryside of Bali, and offers comfortable accommodation less than 100m from the beach. The property features a wide range of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, a pool bar, a..
The Byzantion hotel is located in Hersonissos, in the area of Heraklion, 150 m. from the beach and close to restaurants, bar, shops, markets and nightlife. The centre of Limenas Hersonissos is 50 m. away and Heraklion city centre is 25 km. from the hotel...
Located at the highest part of Agia Galini and featuring magnificent views over the village and the ocean, this enchanting hotel welcomes guests in a charming and serene atmosphere. It is a 75-minute drive from Heraklion Airport and close to different..
Facilities and services include a 24 hrs reception, safety box at front desk, elevator, a bar, outdoor swimming pool (open seasonal) and internet corner (extra charge). The apartments are equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone, kitchenette, fridge,..
Coral Hotel is situated 0,5 km from the beach and the center. Hotel facilities include swimming pool, breakfast area and bar. Guest rooms are equipped with air condition (x-tra charge), safe box (x-tra charge), bathroom and telephone. Address: 70200 Matala,..
Danaos Beach consists of 6 apartments and 19 studios located 30 m from the beach, 9 km away from the city of Rethymnon, in the Sfakaki district, between Heraklion airport (80 km) and Chania airport (70 km). The nearest supermarket and the bus stop are..

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