You can not imagine your vacation without the sea,mysterious attractions, good cuisine, hospitable attitude and beautiful nature? Then tours to Crete will be your best choice. The pearl of Greece - the largest island of Crete in the country will turn your vacation into a romantic fairy tale.
When is it better to go?
The cozy hotels of Crete welcome guests all year round. Bathing season from May to November. The Mediterranean climate is warm winter and hot summer. The best time for rest is May and April. At this time, everything blooms on the island, due to which, trips to the sights will be amazed by the diversity and beauty of the landscapes.
In June the most suitable weather for bathing is set on Crete. Vacationers at this time on the island is relatively small, so the rest will cost an order of magnitude cheaper.
July and August, perhaps the hottest months in Greece. But the high temperature in Crete is easily tolerated thanks to a refreshing sea breeze.
September and October are the velvet season. In these months the most favorable weather for bathing is set, and the sun is not so scorching.
What to see?
In a country where history is interwoven with ancient myths, the main attractions are the heritage of Minoan culture.
Beginning of the island is recommended from the city of Heraklion. Archaeological and historical museums and exhibitions will not leave indifferent fans of ancient culture.
The unofficial capital of tourism in Crete -Chersonissos. The small town on the embankment of the Gulf of Malia is known as a kind of entertainment center. Taverns and restaurants, clubs and discotheques are full of shops and options for outdoor activities: mini - golf, go - kart racing, riding school, diving club, beach sports centers.
Dikteiskaya cave with an underground lake in the depthsis considered the birthplace of Zeus. And an Idea Cave, a hideout in which the mother of Zeus - Rhea hid him from the god of Kronos. Without visiting these attractions, vacation in Crete can not be called complete.
The only lake is not Crete-Kurna, it will amazethe splendor of the surrounding mountain scenery. In the freshwater lake there are turtles. To contemplate nature on the Qurna can be directly from cafes and taverns located on the shore.
The palace of Knossos, or rather its ruins, will surprise with the unconventional planning of internal buildings and a multitude of multi-level corridors.
These and other places of cultural heritage enrich the holiday in Crete, and enjoy constant popularity with foreign tourists.
Where to stay?
Hotels in Crete are very diverse and providerecreation for people with a variety of requests and financial opportunities. In any hotel, from a budget two-star, to posh five-star apartments, tourists are welcomed by a welcoming meeting, European service and good conditions for recreation. More in detail you can describe the best hotels in Crete:
Pilot Beach Resort.
Picturesque hotel with a sandy beach, bloominggardens, swimming pools, tennis courts and other delights of relaxation. On its territory a mini-train is constantly moving, to acquaint tourists with the sights of the hotel. Several restaurants and bars will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of food. Daily entertainment programs create a cheerful atmosphere. The hotel is ideal for families with children.
This hotel, like everyone else, hassome drawbacks. Sunbeds on the beach must be occupied early in the morning, later you will not find free. Beach towels can be taken and handed over only in the hotel, so you have to carry them to the beach and back. The children's club works only until six in the evening, if you want to have dinner without a child, you will have to use the paid services of a nanny. All show programs end at 23.00, afterwards you will have to entertain yourself.
A small complex with a sandy beach. Like other hotels in Crete, offers tourists a lot of entertainment. Excellent conditions for sports recreation. The restaurants, bars and taverns on the territory are always at guests' disposal.
The shortcomings of the hotel include a very mediocre animation, seasonal mosquito invasions and the possibility of an unpleasant collision with prickly sea urchins during bathing.
Aldemar Knossos Royal Village & Villas.
A hotel with a well-developed infrastructure. Courts, swimming pools, a platform with giant chess and other entertainment, allow you to have a good time. Meals - all inclusive. Domestic wines served in numerous bars and restaurants will please even the most discerning guests with their taste. The hotel is popular as a family holiday destination.
This hotel has its own shortcomings. The rooms are not very large, you can even say cramped. The beach is strewn with pebbles - without shoes it is impossible to walk along it. The hotel attracts many tourists with children, so if you want peace and quiet, it is better to choose another place for accommodation. Breakfast should be ready at 7, but often it starts serving only at 7.30. Before an early excursion you can stay hungry.
The main advantage that the hotels of Crete own is the friendly staff. In combination with the charm of the local population, it gives a rest, saturated only with positive emotions.