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Crete Holidays

Out of all the Greek islands, Crete is the largest. Crete is located south of Peloponnese in the Mediterranean Sea between the Sea of Crete and the Libyan Sea. The size of the island is a good 260 km by 60 km. according to the people who have visited the island; Crete is comfortably the most beautiful island of all of Greece. There is simply everything one can expect from a holiday destination to have. Architecture, history, nightlife, modern amenities with cultures and traditions, beaches, etc make Crete a marvellous experience.

Famous Crete Holidays Attraction

The four prefectures of Crete are the best visited by the tourists on  Crete holidays . These are Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi. In addition, there are various other destinations which are to be visited.  These are Agia Roumeli which is a coastal village, Samaria Gorge, the archaeological sites of Knossos, Phaistos, Gournia and Mallia. Also, the Roman archaeological site of Gortys, the Byzantine churches, Lasithi plateaus, White Mountains, Paleochora, monasteries, etc are some spots that have to be visited by the tourists to have a complete experience of the stay at Crete.

Weather in Crete

There are two climatic zones in Crete. The major part is played by the Mediterranean climate that exists in most parts of the island. The climate is temperate with humidity being most near the sea and decreasing as we go inland. Winters are mild and it may snow between November and May but not in the low lying areas of the island. The other climate which exists there is the North African climate in the areas of Messara plain and the Asterousia Mountains. It provides more sunny days in these areas and also higher temperatures.

Top Crete Holidays Beaches and Hotels

Wonderful beaches have their place in the  Crete. All kinds of beaches, rocky, rugged, secluded, family, etc are present in Crete. These include t he Hersonissos, Malia, Elounda, Loutro, Agia Pelagia, Stalida, Palepchora, Plakias, Agia Fotia, Panormos, Ierapetra, Sougia, Menies, Episkopi, Xerokambos, etc. Family beaches are very popular with activities like sunbathing, surfing, etc.

Since Crete has tourism as its basis of flourishing economy, there are various places for a good stay during  Crete holidays . These hotels include Casa Leone, Ammos Hotel, Lefka Apartments, Vilelmine SA, Paradise Island Villas, Palazzo di Pietro, etc.

Shopping Places for Crete Holidays Traveller

The peripteros in Crete sell almost anything and everything. These small kiosks hold everything big and small, local craftwork, souvenirs, etc. Honey, jewellery and soap are also good buys to make during  Crete holidays . Hania Market is a nice place to shop for any products that are local like chestnuts, bread, honey, toasts, etc. Leather items, hand-made ceramic souvenirs, fabric, etc are also popular items that are taken home by people from their amazing trip to Crete.

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