Lively nightclubs and traditional cuisine
The capital of Crete is Heraklion which is a buzzing cosmopolitan city with so much to offer. Whether you want to spend your day shopping in the many boutiques, strolling past the pretty fountains and churches or people watching from a pavement café, Heraklion is well worth a visit.
The city hosts the main airport on the island and also has a busy harbour which sees many large cruise ships stopping by making some great photo opportunities. The nightlife in the capital is as varied as the daytime with lively nightclubs to keep you dancing until dawn or quiet romantic tavernas set on pebble side streets, Heraklion offers a great evening for everyone.
Beaches in Crete are a place of fun and excitement with many of the resorts offering a wide selection of exhilarating water sports and boat trips to while away your days in the baking sunshine. There is a mixture of beaches on this amazing island ranging from shingle and pebble to fine powdery sand all sloping down to calming clear seas perfect for a nice refreshing dip.
Whatever your taste, Crete holidays will have something to tickle your taste buds with its huge variety of restaurants. Whether you prefer to eat in a world renowned fast food outlet, a charming pavement cafe or a truly traditional Greek taverna you will be spoilt for choice during your holiday.
As well as the customary leafy Greek Salads and fresh fish dishes Cretan cuisine is also strongly influenced by Turkish and Middle Eastern specialities so there really is something for everyone on the beautiful island of Crete. Book holidays to Crete online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Places to Visit
Once a Greek leper colony, the island of Spinalonga is now a major Crete tourist attraction. Wander round the remains of the colony, a converted Venetian fortress, but don’t worry, unlike the unfortunate lepers, you’re allowed to leave at the end of the day.
The Palace of Knossos
Just to the southeast of Heraklion this stunning Palace has a mesmerising history. The labyrinth, Theseus and the Minotaur and the legendary tales of Icarus will keep you fascinated for hours.
You’ve got to be pretty fit for this one as you’ll be hiking through the longest ravine in Europe. From wild goats to tiny chapels and the famous Iron Gates, the scenery here is nothing short of spectacular.