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Explore the Mythical Island of Greece with Cheap Crete Holidays

Crete, the mythological island which gave birth to God of the sky, lightning and thunder is the largest island of Greece. The island is known for its varied terrain. Discover great joys of life with Cheap Crete Holidays at its eternal pink sand beaches like Elafonisi. Furthermore, feel mighty at the lofty White Mountains. It provides plenty for the history buffs at the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Furthermore, spruce up your life by discovering the traditional Greek culture with Super Escapes deals that delight you for life. The adventurists can hike the epic trails of the beautiful Samaria Gorge of Chania, while the shopaholics shop till they drop at Agios Nikolaos. A holiday in Crete is a wonderful choice to experience the awe-inspiring nature and beautiful sceneries within reach of bustling towns, bountiful beaches and from the bars reverberating with thumping sounds of bass.

Best Time to Visit Crete

Having a Mediterranean climate, Crete enjoys hot summers and mild winters. In fact, there is never a bad time or a dull period to hit on a holiday to this exotic island. However, the tourists throng to this destination from April to October to soak up the sun relaxing on the soft sand by the seaside. But, whether you go on Low Deposit Holidays or with All Inclusive Holidays, the best times to visit this place in peace away from the maddening crowds are during spring from April till June and autumn from late September to the middle of December.

Historical Sojourn in Crete

IIf you are on a historical sojourn on a holiday, Crete is the right place for you to traverse through the glorious past of the island. There are several archaeological sites, monuments, palaces and parks which tell the story of the island in silence. The Palace of Knossos in Malia is the most famous ancient site on the island. It is a perfect place to travel back to the times of Minoan civilization during Greece Holidays. Furthermore, the ruins of a villa at Agia Triada and the town of Gournia present a well –preserved sites of the ancient civilization that thrived on the island from 2600-1150 B.C. Apart from Phaistos Minoan Palace, there are several other ancient and historical sites at the towns of Spinalonga, Rethymno and Frangokastello to explore on a holiday.

Best Beaches of Crete

Located between the southern part of the Aegean Sea and the northern part of Libyan Sea, Crete’s 650 miles of coastline is studded with stunning beaches and secluded coves. Hit on Beach Holidays to Crete to revel on the pink sands of Elafonisi or experience the Caribbean charm at Balos. With soft swathes of pink sand lapped by the azure crystal clear waters and backed by the cedar trees, certainly, Elafonisi Beach in Chania looks like a paradise on earth. Furthermore, Vai Beach in Lassithi surrounded by the largest palm forest in Europe looks just stunning. Besides, Preveli beach in Rethymno with a riverside setting offers great spots to swim and also indulge in water sports. Similarly, there are numerous beaches equipped with wide-range of amenities and cater the activities from the learners to the more adventurous ones.

Samaria Gorge

Cutting through the rugged White Mountains, Samaria Gorge stretches 10 miles till it ends at the shores of the Mediterranean. Most important of all, it is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is an idyllic place for nature lovers as well as those who love to explore the outdoors by trekking and hiking on Crete Holidays. Ending in the town of Agia Roumeli, the trails offer exquisite views of Crete’s flora and Fauna. Above all, the sweeping views of the surroundings and the cliffs present otherworldly ambience on the island.

Getting around Crete

No matter what time of a year you visit this island, Getting around Crete is always easy. More than that, the stunning scenery greets you in every corner of the island. Having connectivity to most of the cities and villages, the public bus transport run by KTEL is mostly reliable and affordable. However, renting a car really worth its money as it helps in visiting the places where public transport is not available either on Last Minute Holidays or during Low Deposit Holidays. Above all, it is the perfect way to explore the island at your own pace. Finally, one can also use the reasonably priced metered taxis too.

Crete Cuisine

The main ingredients of the Cretan cuisine are used from natural sources. Especially, the traditional Cretan Cuisine has its own distinguished flavours and aromas. Till the 1960s the island thrived on Fresh fruit, pulses, wild herbs and cereals. But the improvement of living standards induced more meat into the gastronomy. Fried snails, Lamb with stamnagathi and smoked pork taste divinely delicious on the island while you venture out on Crete Holidays. Importantly, the islanders also use different varieties of cheese. But, make your Cheap Holidays to Crete more appealing by sampling down the alcoholic drinks of Raki or Tsikoudia.

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