Have you ever been to the Greek island of Crete? This island is one of the most popular of the Cyclades and it is visited by many tourists every single year. If you have never been before then you might be wondering – what is so great about Crete?
Here, we are going to look at some of the reasons why we think that you should fall in love with Crete. Keep reading to find out more about the weather, the places to stay and the amazing beaches on offer here.
The Old Towns
Are you someone who likes to dive deep into the history of a destination when you go on a trip there? If so then you will love what Crete has to offer in terms of old towns that are scattered with some interesting history. The towns of Chania and Rethymnon are filled with amazing architecture and you will recognise them from some very famous photographs of this island. You will feel as though you are taking a step back in time and you will love it.
The Luxury Accommodation
Another amazing thing about Crete is the accommodation that is available for you to stay in there. If you have never stayed in a luxury villa before then you will be amazed at the villas in Crete. There are many companies that offer luxury villas which give you your own private space, pool and place to cook your own food. You can have a look online at what’s available on this stunning island and you won’t regret booking one of these villas to stay in with your friends, family or partner.
Crete is the largest Greek island so you should expect to see a lot of beaches while you are. If you are someone who enjoys relaxing on the hot sand and taking a dip in the turquoise water, then you will absolutely fall in love with Crete when you visit. Some of the most popular beaches on this island include Elafonisi and Falasrna so make sure to check these out. We also suggest that you take some time to visit Matala beach which was very popular when hippies were around in the sixties.
There Is Plenty To Do
Whether you are travelling with your family or simply your partner, you will find something to do on Crete. This island is buzzing with activities, tours and water sports which you will love if you enjoy an adventure. In Crete, you can go on a hike and then head to the beach and enjoy some peaceful kayaking. There is so much on offer and this is what makes it perfect for families who want to keep their kids entertained when they are on holiday. If you like a bit of an adventure, then you will fall in love with Crete.
If you are someone who enjoys sitting back and relaxing in the hot sun, then you will absolutely love Crete. This island has hot weather year round and so you can expect to have a good summer holiday if you are planning on taking a trip to Crete. This means that you can get involved in all of the activities that you want and then jump in the sea to cool down afterwards. If you aren’t a huge fan of the sun, then we suggest that you postpone your trip a little and avoid going in the middle of the summer. This way, you can relax and not feel tired from the very hot weather.
The final reason that we think that you should fall in love with Crete is the people who live there. The Cretans are always willing to chat with you if they speak your language and they usually want to help. Greek people are known for being very welcoming and they are very proud of where they live. Did you know that the god of hospitality Zeus was born on Crete? The people of Crete take this very seriously and so you won’t be disappointed with what they offer you when you are there.
There are so many reasons to love Crete that you can see why so many people visit this island every single year. There is a lot to do and the weather is usually warm which makes it the perfect summer holiday destination.
If you are planning on heading to Crete this year, make sure to see everything and get involved in all of the activities. You will never be bored on this island and you won’t regret taking a trip there. Enjoy your trip to Crete this year and we hope that you can fall in love with this island as much as we have.