Crete resembles more of a country than an island because of its vastness. This lovely Greek island consists of three mountain ranges: Mount Idi, White Mountains and Lasithi Mountains. Crete boasts of having more than 300 sunny days which makes it an ideal holiday destination all-year round. Book a cheap hotel in Crete between April and November to enjoy swimming along the shores. Choose from a wide variety of cheap hotels online.
The history of Crete consists of Greek legends and myths. There were also many spectacular Minoan relics discovered all over the island. The city was greatly influenced by different empires throughout history including the Romans, Turks, British and Venetians, but still retained its own culture.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The month of August is the busiest time of the year in Crete because of the numerous festivals held during that time including the Paleohora Music Festival, Cultural Festival of Ano Viannos, Archanes Wine Festival, Crete Sultana Festival, Potato Festival and also witness traditional Cretan Weddings. The best place to start sightseeing is at the ancient Knossos where you can see the largest Minoan Palace as well as the Little Palace, Royal Villa, Frescoes House and the Temple Tomb. Head down to the Chania Old Town for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Since Crete is a huge island, it is best explored by driving a car. Renting a car is easy and there are fuel stations along the National Highway and villages. Another option is by riding a bus which covers the whole island. Ferries can transport you to mainland Greece and other islands.