Exciting Attractions in Crete
Travel abroad to Crete which was once the home of a whole menagerie of mythological creatures and legendary kings! Cheap holidays to Crete have become popular with people who want to experience stunning beaches, beautiful natural countryside scenery and all sorts of fun attractions and activities.
An Ancient Island Paradise
The warm waters off the coast of Crete are gorgeous and crystal clear. Travellers love to spend hours in the sun on the manicured beaches of the ancient island paradise. Many enjoy participating in the variety of water sports that are practised around the island. People enjoy doing everything from scuba diving to snorkelling which makes it one of the top destinations in Europe.
Dry Land Activities
After a few days of enjoying the crystal clear waters, travellers will want to spend some time on dry land and enjoy the beauty of the idyllic countryside by riding horses across the island. There are a number of trails, hidden paths and donkey routes that have been used for centuries. This is an equestrian’s paradise. There are so many sights to see while traversing this interesting land. Riders will enjoy seeing sheer cliffs, deep gorges and rugged peaks. They may even want to take even greater advantage of this rough terrain by climbing the rocky mountains, canoeing and mountain biking. One of the most interesting walking trails is the Samaria Gorge, which is the longest gorge in all of Europe. It is an incredible 18km walk that people will always remember taking. After a day walking the Samaria Gorge, travellers will want to cool off by visiting Crete’s incredible water park, the Limnoupolis.
One of the biggest draws for people who go to Crete is the rich history that saturates every part of this unique island. Crete holidays offer many opportunities to visit the medieval harbour towns and archaeological sites, like the Minoan Palaces of Phaestos and Knossos. The Heraklion is another place that offers a wealth of artefacts on display.
After a day of seeing the sights and enjoying the history of Crete, travellers will be hungry for the unique cuisine of this special land. Restaurants abound with food that is similar to what is found in Greece. Dishes tend to be fresh and simple. Favourite offerings are Greek salads, moussaka, saligaria stifado and a variety of seafood.
Crete’s Night Life
After dinner, travellers are sure to want to relax by enjoying some of the famous island night life found in Crete. There is a reason that this place is known to many as a party island. There are so many tavernas, nightclubs, bars, spas and discos that travellers will never be able to visit them all in one night. The younger crowd will enjoy visiting the strips on Hersonissos and Malia. Older travellers may enjoy Rethymnon’s Venetian Harbour for the live music and open air establishments. Many locals enjoy a nightly waterfront stroll called the Volta. Romantics take horse-drawn carriage rides.
Travelling to Crete is popular for a reason. The island offers amazing attractions that appeal to everyone. Anyone looking to relax and get away from it all should book some cheap holidays to Crete.
Ariana Louis is an extroverted teacher in her mid-twenties. She saved up five years of savings to begin her globe-trotting adventure and fell in love with Asia and its diverse and unique culture. Ariana is a chatterbox and loves to strike up a conversation with whomever she meets, which is hard to do when she doesn’t speak the language. She writes to travel magazines about destinations in Asia and Europe. Whenever she books a trip abroad, she is helped by Travel Republic, which offers cheap holidays to Crete.