Holidays to Crete
Holidays in Crete provide you with the opportunity to learn something about the fascinating history of the island, which can be explored in a number of museums. For example, in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum you will learn all about the Minoan civilisation, which thrived in the Bronze Age. The building, which contains a wealth of Minoan artefacts and works of art, provides a fascinating insight into Minoan culture and should not be missed.
Another attraction that is well worth a visit is the Zakros gorge. Crete is known for its springs and gorges and this particular one is a popular destination with tourists. Zakros gorge is most notable for a number of ancient Neolithic tombs, which are buried into its caves. They have earned the area several names, including ‘The Valley of the Dead’ and ‘Gorge of the Dead’. Whilst here, you can also explore the Minoan ruins and take in the fascinating views of the surrounding area.
Located near to Zakros gorge is Palekastro, a village that features several picturesque buildings, including a church. Ha gorge is a great place to go for stunning views of Thrypti Mountain. Although the gorge itself is difficult to cross, it is worth visiting simply for the spectacular views that it offers. Samaria gorge, which is also a national park, is yet another destination for lovers of spectacular scenery.
Holidays in Crete not only give you the chance to explore the island’s many caves, gorges and mountains, but also to catch a glimpse of its wildlife. Crete is home to many fascinating animals, which can best be spotted in Agioi Theodoroi and Samaria gorge. The island is home to over 200 different plant species, including wild orchids and a selection of rare herbs.
With so much to explore, holidays to Crete are sure to leave you looking for the perfect place to relax after a busy day out. The island boasts many beautiful beaches, some of which are packed with shops, bars and restaurants. For a location that offers plenty of walks and relaxation, Plakias is worth a visit. This idyllic resort is located on the south coast of the island and offers a beautiful beach that is surrounded by spectacular scenery. If you are looking for a beach with plenty to explore, Paleochora is the place to go. Paleochora is a village located on the south coast of the island and is packed with bars and restaurants, as well as a selection of gorgeous beaches.
For those of you intent on exploring the island’s more modern side, Crete offers a selection of shops, both traditional and housed in retail centres. The island’s nightlife has something for everyone, with a selection of bars featuring live music and nightclubs with the latest dance music. With so much on offer, your time in Crete is sure to be memorable.