Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, has a beautiful natural landscape of mountains and valleys, fertile plains, forests of olive trees and fields of vines. As well as its wonderful scenery, Crete has many archaeological sites, old towns with stunning sixteenth century architecture and many charming traditional villages. It is an ideal destination for those looking for sun, sand and sea. Whether you want a pleasantly relaxed spot or one where you can party through the night, there'll be a cheap Crete holiday to satisfy your wishes. The island offers a range of sporting opportunities as well as tourist attractions. Chania on the north coast has good beaches and a charming marina. The market in the old town is a great place for souvenir hunters. The area around Heraklion is popular with young adults looking for lively entertainment. Malia is definitely the resort to choose if you are looking for dusk to dawn entertainment. Rethymnon in the north east claims to have the best beaches. It also has a lovely harbour with Venetian style houses and an old castle. If you choose Lassithi in the east, be sure to visit the harbour in Agios Nikolaos and perhaps take the interesting trip to the island of Spinilonga which was a leper colony until the late nineteen fifties. With so much to offer, it comes as no surprise that Crete is a favourite with British holidaymakers who often make return visits.
Low cost airlines travel to Crete from many regional airports. Discover the flights from your own regional airport by accessing our Cheeky Trip price comparison site where you'll find the information. The Crete holiday season lasts from April to October with temperatures rising into the thirties during the summer months. The island has many beautiful walking trails and ramblers find the lower temperatures of early and late season are more comfortable for their chosen activity. There are even greater bargains to be had at these times.
Crete accommodation, whatever type you choose, reaches high standards of comfort and service. Be sure to check the all-inclusive hotel tariffs as you may be surprised by the good value they offer. Travelling with a family can incur considerable extra expenditure when you hear the words: “I'm hungry” or “I'm thirsty”. With all-inclusive it is very easy to remain within budget as there are no hidden extras and these five star establishments offer a wide range of facilities and childcare arrangements.
Crete restaurants will serve you everything from traditional Greek dishes to international cuisine and from bistro meals to fast foods. As expected on an island, fish dishes are very popular. Always fresh, they delight the palate as well as the pocket. Crete has nightlife to suit all moods. Those who enjoy a party atmosphere should choose the likes of Malia or Agios Nikolaos.
So if you are looking for a beautiful Greek island where you can relax and absorb the sun's rays as well as the friendly atmosphere, take a look at the low cost Crete holidays you'll find on our Cheeky Trip holiday price comparison site. With over three dozen companies competing for your holiday booking, you can be sure that with one easy search, you'll find the best price. Then all you need do is make the call. Since offers change daily, to avoid disappointment don't delay and make that call.
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