Top 5 Reasons to Spend the Holidays in Crete
Tucked away in the astonishing Meditteranean Sea lies the beautiful Island of Crete. As the largest island in Greece, Crete has been a popular destination for many people. Let´s explore the top 5 reasons why Crete should be your next vacation stop.
1. Rich Culture
Crete is filled with a lush cultural history. The island has been home to many different races from Turkish, Minoans and even some German residents. They each have contributed towards the island´s history. Cretan music and dance have also been a popular part in the life of Crete. Many visitors can attend local festivals or parties to experience for themselves. Inside of the towns and villages you can also see how life inside of them is different from the other. One will not be dissapointed because there is much to explore and experience there.
2. Savory Meals
Cretan cuisine is known for taking a healthy and natural approach. Most of the meals are fresh and have little to no processing. Mostly used is alot of wild herbs, various fish and lots of fruits and vegetables. Cretean people are also well-known for their love for the use of olive oil, which dates back for centuries. It is said that some even have called it the island´s “Liquid gold.” Going to Crete you will be sure to partake in some of the most crisp and healthy meals of your life.
3. Many Activities for the Family
Crete has become a popular holiday destination because it offers a variety of activities that the whole family participates in. Families can learn about the history of the Palace of Knossos or go to the Cretaquarium, the largest of it´s kind in the Eastern Meditteranean. The Cretaquarium is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy. Lake Kournas is also a beautiful place to visit because of it´s natural beauty. The lake is surrounded by grand fields and forests with a breathtaking white mountain back drop. The natural lake will be a stunning view for anyone. The island also has many places to shop and gather souveniers to take home from your vacation.
4. Easy Travel
Although Crete is a large island, transportation around the island is plentiful and easy. Obtaining a private car rental is easy an pretty inexpensive. Riding around in Crete is also a great experience and will allow you to take in all the magnificent sites around the stunning island.
5. Charming Beaches and Sunrises
Crete is home to many different beautiful beaches surrounding the island. Each one is different and has its own uniqueness. Some of the popular ones include:
• St. Paul Sandhills
Memories can also be made watching the wondrous sunrises. This amazing sight can be seen early in the morning on the sands of one of the beautiful beaches.
Villas for rent in Crete this summer:
Here is a selection of amazing houses available for rent this summer 2013 in Crete:
Luxuriate in this beautiful family villa! The villa offers a home-away-from-home feel for each of its guests. This villa features spacious bedrooms with king sized beds, a grand living room and modern spacious bathrooms with separate a bathtub and shower.Feel free to swim in your own private seawater swimming pool and relax overlooking the sea of Crete on the sundeck of your villa. This exclusive villa is made to fit up to 7 guests, which provides more than enough room for the family. Luxuries include satellite cable television, ñaundry service, 24-hour room service as well as a mini bar service.
This 2 Bedroom Villa in Crete is one of the impressive vistas of the private Cove and the Mediterranean Sea from you private wellness area making it the perfect addition for guests participating in the Yoga and Ayurveda spa break. The health and wellness friendly villa also includes a Finnish sauna, Technogym treadmill and oversized round bathroom. The villa offers the complete wellness experience while guests luxuriate in their own heated sea water swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy ordering healthy meals from the pillow menu´s. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms featuring king size beds.
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