How to plan a holiday to Crete?
Book your holiday in advance if you are planning a summer vacation because Crete resorts are crowded destinations during summer months.
If a cheap holiday is what you are looking for, you should travel in June and late September.
This is when hotels in Crete have friendly booking prices.
You should also book your flight in advance.
Cheap flights to Crete are operated directly from Europe’s main cities to Heraklion International airport.
Places to go in Crete
There is a plethora of beautiful destinations to spend your holiday in Crete and it might be hard for you to choose one.
Mountain and sea in Heraklion
This is the capital of Crete, the largest and noisiest city of the island which welcomes tourists with unique landscape and cultural attractions.
Here, you will find the most famous archaeological museums in Crete.
You will also find the impressive Museum of Natural History, where you will admire the painting by El Greco.
Your visit should include a stop at the Roman fortress that dominates the port of Heraklion Koules.
Knossos and its legends
The road to Knossos will reveal an extraordinarily beautiful place, just five km southeast of Heraklion.
While walking through the ruins of what was once a palace, the street will lead you away from Minotaur maze.
The labyrinth seems to move and change position, so, you always need a guide.
If you choose Chania, you will feel like a Hollywood star in Crete because you will be in the place where "Zorba the Greek" was filmed.
Anthony Quinn danced his Zorba rhythms on the shores of Stavros village, located not far away from Chania.
The largest city in western Crete is full of beautiful buildings, white churches and winding paved paths.
It's worth visiting the Archaeological Museum, the Naval and Public Square, a building that houses the-century shops and a fish market.
Crete has a spectacular coastal scenery, ranging from high cliffs to long, sunny beaches.
In Chania, you will find many splendid sandy beaches with colourful pails, a multitude of deserted coves and idyllic bays.
You will enjoy eating local specialties and fresh fish dishes at the taverns spread on the beaches.
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