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Holidays to Crete
Crete is unlike any other island in Greece; or the world for that matter. This expansive island in the Mediterranean Sea is incredibly diverse, with long sandy beaches along the coasts, steep mountains that feature canyons, gorges, rivers, and lush valleys in the interior, as well as bustling cities, traditional villages, and ancient archaeological sites. You could spend months exploring Crete and still only scratch the surface of what this incredible island has to offer.
What to see and do on a Holiday to Crete
If you are having trouble deciding where to begin on your holiday to Crete, a good place to start is on the coast. Here you will find stunning white sand beaches with turquoise waters and sweeping views out to sea. No matter which of the four prefectures of Crete you visit, there is a breathtaking beach just waiting for you to alight on its sands. Vai Beach in the Lassithi region on the east coast is particularly scenic for its thousands of shady palm trees that line the beach.
Crete has a fascinating history that dates back thousands of years, and the island was a very important centre of Minoan trade and culture. Today visitors can explore captivating ancient sites that attest to the significance of the island. Perhaps the most important site is Knossos, just outside the capital of Heraklion. The magnificent ruins of this ancient city date back to the Bronze Age, and the site is a wealth of intricately designed rooms, columns, frescos, and pottery.
Visitors on a holiday to Crete can also explore small villages that are blissfully untouched by the rampant development of the modern world. To escape from it all, visit Kepataniana, a quaint mountain village with picturesque stone houses situated on the rugged slopes of a mountain. This small village has been used for centuries as a spiritual sanctuary. If you are seeking a seaside getaway far from the crowds, Panomos is a pretty little fishing village with cobblestone streets and a laid-back vibe.
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