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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.

 

Elounda Sunrise Apartments & Studios is situated approx 150 metres from the various bars, restaurants and shops at Elounda centre. The Elounda harbour is 50 meters away, where you can take a trip to Spinalonga. The nearest bus stop is 70 metres away..
Located on the beautiful island of Crete ¿Emerald¿ is a pleasant family run hotel in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with views of the mountains, olive groves and it offers a quiet and relaxing holiday base from which to explore all..
Property Location With a stay at Epimenidis Hotel in Chania Agia Marina, you'll be minutes from Platanias Beach and Platanias Square. This aparthotel is within the vicinity of Agia Marina Beach and Agioi Apostoloi.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of..
Princess Europa is located in Matala, in Crete. Matala centre and main beach are only 400 metres away. Princess Europa is 3 km away from the 4-km long beach of Kommos. Faistos Palace and its archeological site are a 15-minute drive. There are air-conditioned..
Filia Hotel & Apartments is located in Stalis, on the Bay of Malia, halfway between Malia and Hersonissos. The complex is located at approximately 250 m from the beach and 350 m bars, taverns, restaurants and local shops of Stalis´s resort centre...
Fragiskos Hotel is located in the small village of Matala within walking distance from bars, restaurants and the beach. At the hotel there is a reception, bar, restaurant and pool. Rooms with bathroom/shower, telephone, safe (extra fee) and air conditioning..
The Galini Hotel Hersonissos is a modern, stylish hotel, located close to the beach in Hersonissos, Crete.All rooms at the Galini Hotel Hersonissos feature a good selection of modern amenities, including telephone, satellite television, air-conditioning..
Property Location When you stay at Hotel Georgia in Malevizi, you'll be connected to the airport and close to Pankritio Stadium and Natural History Museum of Crete. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium and Venetian..
Gioma Hotel is situated 0,4 km from the beach and the center. Hotel facilities include a breakfast area, terrace and a garden. Guest rooms are equipped with air condition (extra charge) and bathroom. Address: 74056 Agia Galini, Crete, Greece
The small, simple hotel ¿Glaros¿ is situated on the south coast of Crete, 200 m from the centre of Agia Galini. It is built on terraces on a slope. Shops, restaurants and cafes can be found in the steep, narrow lanes or at the small harbour..

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