Crete Travel Information
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4 Hours 25 minutes
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Think you know Greece? Crete offers the perfect setting to discover traditional Greek culture, but its individual twist on traditions and culture means that a holiday in Crete with lastminute.com is not to be missed. Crete offers a perfect mix of beautiful weather, inspiring scenery, exciting nightlife and a mixture of attractions to keep you busy. A holiday in Crete, the largest of the Greek islands is the perfect choice for those who like to relax, but who don’t want to be too far from a bustling town and a vibrant night life.
What makes a holiday in Crete so special?
A holiday in Crete most certainly means a trip to one of Crete’s beautiful beaches. From a family friendly holiday in Bali beach to the long sandy beach of Gouves, both are ready to provide you with enough Vitamin D to keep you smiling all winter. If there isn’t enough sea for you, you can even enjoy a day by the Agia Nikolaos Lake. The possibilities are endless – just don’t forget your swimming shorts and suntan lotion!
A holiday in Crete is so relaxing that you’ll have more than enough energy to get involved in some of the islands various sporting activities. Crete is home to Europe’s longest gorge in the Chania district and at 11km long it is not for the faint hearted but the scenery makes it well worth it. You can also discover Crete by horseback, visit their waterpark or enjoy a range of water activities in the warm clear sea.
To only talk about Crete’s beaches would be of great injustice to the island. There is enough history on this island to keep even the keenest of historians interested. The Rethymnon city has a beautifully preserved Venetian quarter and the breath-taking Fortressa which are waiting to be explored.
The locals are understandably proud of their traditions and are often seen wearing their traditional dress out and about. Crete has a distinct music and art culture from mainland Greece - expect late night dancing with locals to a Cretan Lyra a small string instrument. A holiday in Crete offers you the choice between a British style night out - rain not included - and a traditional night with the locals in the northern part of the island. We can’t talk about night life in Crete without mentioning Malia, the hottest party destination. As well as some of the best bars in Crete, the beautiful white sandy beaches offer the perfect setting to recover from the night before.
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