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Crete Hotels and Apartments
Crete Hotels & Apartments
Whether you're planning to visit Crete for family holiday, honeymoon or just want to enjoy a relaxing luxury gateway, the island is a true paradise for cultural tourism, history, art, phenomenal beaches, mountains and gorges. Also, visit the island for ancient archaeological sites, monuments and museums, which are some of the unique attractions that the destination has in offer.
Accommodation in Crete is defined by its exclusive character and is a lavish blend of traditional Cretan architecture with touches of modern designing. Choose to stay in luxury hotels, self-catering apartments or in Crete’s towns & villages to get the real feel of authentic Cretan hospitality. A huge array of places to stay in Crete includes laid back coastal fishing resorts, seaside beach towns to bustling cities. You can organize your trip more easily and get cheap fight and hotels in Crete by booking your stay and flight from Alpharooms. The website is popular for offering some great deals and discounts even in peak seasons.
One of the most popular destinations of the country, Greece, Crete is home to pristine wild natural beauty including the gorgeous beaches, picturesque villages, culture, history and exquisite cuisine that makes tourists flock to this wonderful Island all year around. Holidays in Crete is not only about enjoining swimming and relaxing in the scenic beaches and sightseeing, but it is also a top trekking destination too with impressive canyons like Amba, Tripiti, Kourtaliotiko, Kamaraiko. You’ll get opportunities to hike across these landscapes of magnificent beauty and diversity. Water sports and scuba diving are also a popular activity that tourists love to do. Cretan hospitality is similar to its rich cultural and historical past that will make your holiday experience in Crete unforgettable.
Where to stay in Crete
An extensive choice of Crete accommodation that ranges from luxury 5 star hotels to budget Crete apartments to camp sites and everything in between. Enjoy happy holidays with your family, friends or while travelling solo by booking your accommodation well in advance to avoid last minute rush. You can choose from luxury resorts, self-catering apartments and 5-star Crete hotels which are situated on north coast of the island as the area is very popular with tourists. Heraklion, Rethymnon and Hania, Agios Nikolaos, or Ag Nik to Brits are some of the great neighbourhoods to book your accommodation in Crete. Cheap holidays in Crete is possible if you choose to book your stay well in advance as you get the chance to choose from an extensive list of hotels, catering to your particular need.
What to see
The largest Island of Greece, Crete is so rich in culture and beauty that no matter how many times you visit here, you will still feel that there is so much left to explore. Plan your Crete holiday to enjoy everything that you expect from a beach destination and more. From the remnants of brilliant civilizations, glorious stunning beaches to magnificent mountainscapes, all these makes up a small universe in Crete, filled with beauties and treasures that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Chania, on the western side of the island, boasting impressive White Mountains is home to the famous National Park, museum and well-preserved historical monuments. Other great attractions that you must explore, includes the Minoan palaces of Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and monasteries like Preveli monastery, and the historic Arkadi monasteries and the castle of Heraklion. Crete is also a paradise for hikers, nature lovers and thrill seekers as the Island is a perfect destination to enjoy all types of sports and activities in nature. Plan your holidays in advance to book cheap flights and hotels in Crete as the peak season can make the overall holiday cost way more expensive.
Nightlife in Crete Island
Crete is one of the ‘Greek Party’ Islands offering a myriad of cool options to spend an exciting and fun night. The island’s nightlife is quite diverse from wild parties to traditional Greek nights with local musicians playing live for the audience.
Chania Town is a popular hub to look for plenty of chic bars and clubs, some of which are located in picturesque alleys of the old town while others are lined up around the water front, offering breath-taking views of the night sky. Rethymno is also a great place, featuring bars and dance venues, taverns and restaurants. If you’re seeking wildest night party scenes in Crete, region, Malia and Stalis to Elounda are the best places to go and enjoy your Crete Holidays. Those who seek peaceful night out can enjoy dinner in the many taverns around the region. Even those who are planning for low cost holidays in Crete can find some great options to enjoy without burning a hole in their pocket.
Food to enjoy in Crete
Cretan Food is considered as the healthiest food that combines simplicity and taste. Eating is a way of life for locals here, so experiencing the Cretan way of eating food would be extremely satisfying and magical experience for visitors. But it is also easy to find out the common food that you eat in your country on Crete. Olive oil is one of the staple foods in Crete and the only oil used in traditional cooking.
But the best part about the Cretan food is its freshness, less species and cooking processes that keeps the original flavours of the farm produce. There's a wide variety of places to eat, varying from the basic kafeneions to the classic estiatorios. And, small bars where people go for drinks also sell food too. Try tasty delicacies Moussaka, Yemista, Stifado and Pastitsio, which are traditional Greek and Cretan dishes. The taverna is the popular eating place for Cretans and tourists alike that usually opens all day. In all restaurants, alcoholic drinks are well presented and are quite cheap. AGIOS NIKOLAOS, Lassithi, CHANIA, West Crete and STALIS, Heraklion Prefecture are some of the good restaurants to savour delicious meals.
What to shop in Crete
Shopping in Crete can be lot fun and it is not that expensive too. Visitors would love to shop in this beautiful island as everything that you need is available here at cheaper rates than in the UK. If you’re looking for something special to take back home as a souvenir, buy the products that are quite popular here. Olive oil, high quality wine, raki, beauty products, leather goods and jewellery are some of the most famous gifts that you can buy in Crete with good bargain.
The super markets and flea markets sell Greek local products, which are generally made using olive oil and are always a good value for money. Marks and Spencer, H&M, Zara, DNKY, United Colors of Benetton and Amarni are some of the top labels which are also available in the high-end stores. Moreover, some local Cretan design brands give tough competition to the best that Paris, London and Milan can offer but at half a price. SYNKA, Halkiadakis (Spar), AB and are some of the popular supermarkets in Crete.
What you need to know
The largest island and a most popular destination in Greece, Crete island is exclusively beautiful and diverse in many ways. Its four regions are Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lassithi, where you can find many shops, cafes, bars and hotel to stay. With an extensive mix of landscapes, gorgeous beaches and quaint villages to discover, your Crete holidays will be unforgettable experience. Crete is also very popular holiday destination for families as it has lots of choice for young ones. The island has a pleasant climate to enjoy outdoor activities, water sports and theme parks. Life here in the countryside is completely relaxed and simple and interacting with locals will be a lovely experience for visitors.
Fast Facts About Crete
- Nearest airports: Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis
- Flight time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- Language: Cretan dialect, Greek
- Currency: Euro (€)