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Summer is a time to have fun and enjoy nature to the full. As you plan your next summer holiday, one of the places you should consider is Crete. Beaches, ancient villages, incredible architecture, all add value and class that will make this place worth staying. Crete is one of the popular destinations in Greece.
Crete, the biggest island in Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean, is located on the south part of the Aegean sea, in Greece. Famous for its history and wild natural landscape, Crete welcomes every year thousands of visitors from all over the world to introduce them into its magic!
The surprising thing about is that although it is an island, it is a great holidays destination all year round, thanks to its moderate temperatures and a great variety of landscapes! If you want to visit the famous beaches of Crete, your best bet is to travel between June and September, when the weather is warm enough for dips into the sea.
When it comes to Crete accommodation, there is a great variety of towns, seaside villages and traditional settlements to stay. From cosmopolitan seaside resorts, such as Elounda and traditional villages, such as Sfakia, to towns with rich culture, such as , there are many options!
Heraklion! is one of the most popular regions in Crete and home to the worldwide famous Knossos Palace. You’ll find the most luxurious hotels in Heraklion in Amoudara, Hersonissos, and Gouves. But, if you love seclusion, consider Matala for your stay.
Chania! is one of the most beautiful towns in Crete! Strongly influenced by the Venetians and the Turkish, Chania town boasts a beautiful mix of architectures. There are many in the town, but your best bet is to book your accommodation in a nearby village, such as , Platanias, and Agia Marina.
Rethymno!, which is located between Heraklion and Chania, is the third largest town of the island. Perfect for romantic getaways, Rethymno has managed to keep its traditional charm in spite of the touristic development. The best seaside resorts for your accommodation in Rethymnon are Adelianos, Bali, and Kampos.
When it comes to , there is a wide range of activities for all types of travelers! If you are a nature lover, then Crete has a lot to offer in terms of nature exploration, such as breathtaking gorges, quaint little villages and nature reserves. If, on the other hand, you are a history buff, then you’ll find your paradise in monuments, such as Knossos Palace, Phaistos palace, and Spinalonga islet!
The truth is, that there’s more in Crete than anything you may have seen or read!