Witness Some Fascinating Attractions with Crete Holidaysby Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides
The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete attracts many tourists from different corners of the world owing to its gorgeous beaches, charming villages, and intriguing ancient sites. It has also preserved its rich traditions over the years and you'll get to experience them while exploring the majestic countryside of this Greek island. As one of the most advanced ancient societies in Europe was born on this island, you'll get the chance to explore some fabulous ruins that stand testimony to a glorious era that it once enjoyed. These ruins are visited in recent times by many of the history buffs touring Crete.
You can enjoy cost-effective Crete holidays if you visit this island in winter, which begins in November and lasts until February. Although it rains in this season, the hotels would be willing to offer discounted accommodations except during the carnival. Spring months of March and April are the best times to tour this island, as you would benefit from the pleasantly warm temperatures, lower room rates of hotels, and lesser crowds. Summer from May to August is the busiest tourist season of this island destination. The autumn months of September and October are another wonderful times to be in Crete.
During your time spent in Crete, you'll get to explore its most popular attractions. One of them is Samaria National Park, where you can visit the 18-kilometre gorge outside the mountain village of Omalos called Samaria Gorge. Upon visiting the Palace of Knossos, you'll get a glimpse of the Minoan civilisation that thrived in this region during the Bronze Age. While getting around in the capital city of Crete, you can browse through some interesting archaeological finds in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Don't miss the romantic alleys and the remains of 16th-century defensive walls when you're in the town of Chania.
While holidaying in this spectacular island destination, you'll also get to indulge in some exciting activities outdoors. One of them is an off-road adventure in a four-wheel drive, which takes you through the steep slopes and rugged terrains. Hiking would be another great activity worth trying, as it would give you the chance to take the ancient paths and enjoy some marvellous views of the canyons and mountains on the way. If you're visiting this island during the winter season, you can enjoy mountaineering and skiing on the snowy peaks of the island. Rock climbing, caving, and canyoning are some of the other activities you can try while in Crete.
A holiday on this Greek island would also allow you to relish some mouth-watering local dishes. Among them is Dakos, which comprises olive oil, fresh cheese, chopped tomatoes, and a few herbs placed on the Paximadi rusk. You'd also like to taste Sarikopitakia, a delicious variety of cheese pie prepared in olive oil and served warm with honey sprinkled on top. Another delectable treat is Loukoumades or fried dough served with nuts, ice cream, and honey. Cretan Salad is another popular delicacy of the island you can't afford to miss during your holiday.
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