Cheap Holidays In Crete

Crete is renowned across the Mediterranean as one of the sea’s most attractive holiday destinations but there is more to the island than simply beaches and bars. The island is the largest, most populous and most southerly of the Greek islands and it makes a major contribution to the overall economy of the country. For centuries it was the center of the Minoan civilization that had a hugely significant hand in steering the development of other Greek societies and ultimately that of modern Europe.

Holidays In Crete, Greece

Elafonisi Beach, Crete Island, Greece

Elafonisi Beach, Crete Island, Greece | (cc) Photo by sez9

All of which is rather amazing if you take the time to dwell on it but don’t feel bad if you decide to head to Crete simply to kick back for a week or so in the sunshine and to indulge yourself with some hard-earned relaxation. Indeed, these days, relaxing is among the activities that the island is best suited to accommodate. With so many great resorts, pools, beaches and breath-taking vistas, there aren’t many more fun places to be in the Mediterranean and perhaps even the world than Crete.


Knossos | (cc) Photo by Trine Juel

The good news for anyone on the look out for the perfect holiday deal is that there are plenty of cut-price but great value package offers on Crete available online right now. You should always check out Thomas Cook holidays if you’re aiming to head to the Greek islands as their deals are usually difficult to beat, whether you’re planning a party-filled few weeks in Malia or a family escape somewhere rather more serene. There are added discounts being offered this year to persuade consumers to start booking their holidays online so you can save yourself some extra worthwhile sums by doing so. And while the online holiday search and booking process remains something of a mystery to some, it really is rather straightforward once you get to grips with the basics of the process.

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14 Responses to “Cheap Holidays In Crete”

  1. Nice post and nice pictures, thanks for sharing this article on Crete
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  2. It was really too bad I only had time to visit Santorini when I was in Greece last spring. I would have wanted to visit Crete too, as well as Mykonos and the other Greek islands! Crete is really lovely.
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    • Shamis says:

      I hear you, Aleah. This has happened to me also due to limited time in traveling. Then again it’s a great excuse visit Greece again :)

  3. Shalu Sharma says:

    Create is a wonderful place. No place can beat the sea, the sand and the cocktails of Crete. Not to mention the glorious monuments that one can visit. Thanks for pointing out this great holiday destination.
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  4. Fidel says:

    Wonderful post! I am planning a visit to that part of the world soon. Do you have any info on Malta?
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  5. I have always wanted to visit Greece and Athens and Santorini have always been at the top of my list. Crete sounds just as enticing and relaxing. This seems to be one of Greece’s hidden gems.
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  6. Leigh says:

    Cycling in Crete when it’s not too hot has been on my bucket list for some time.
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  7. Greece has been one of my top travel destinations because of its rich history. Knowing that Crete is where the Minoan civilization started makes me want to go there and learn more about it. Someday, hopefully.
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  8. I know it’s freaking crazy to saying that but honestly speaking I never heard about this Crete destination spot. I would love to visit it soon. Thanks for sharing such a valuable post.
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    • Shamis says:

      Welcome to my blog, Susan! There are quite a lot of vacation destinations we never heard of. Hopefully we can find out and visit those places.