As the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete has more space to offer a little something for everyone and it certainly does that, providing quiet family friendly resorts and rip roaring liveliness for those 18-30’s tourists.
One thing Crete provides for all are beautiful beaches, ranging from quiet secluded coves with pebbled shorelines to long stretches of sand and blissfully calm waters. While some beaches offer nothing more than the occasional sun lounger others provide water sports aplenty, boat trips and snacks and drinks delivered to the foot of your sun lounger.
Another reason you might consider Crete for your holiday has to be the wonderful food, offering fresh locally grown produce, simply cooked and delightfully tasty, you’ll eat more than ever before! The Greeks say “Siga, Siga”: meaning slowly, slowly and that tells you a lot about the pace of life here, less frenetic than you might expect and perfect for those who want to relax and recharge those depleted batteries.
Crete has much to offer its visitors and you could find it difficult to fit everything into your short holiday but we’re sure you’ll give it a good try. Of course most of the activity centres around the beaches and with 650 miles of coastline there is more than enough beach to go around. Busier beaches offer water sports while the secluded coves are perfect for those who bring a picnic, a towel, a good book and want to relax in peace.
For something a little more active Crete is great for sightseeing, the natural landscape ranges from mountains to flat expanses of land which can be explored by foot or on bikes to get a little exercise in the sun. If you would prefer to explore the island on water then there are a number of boat trips available and even the opportunity for a little dolphin watching which is sure to be a pleasure for everyone, just keep your eyes peeled and the camera ready. For a good old fashioned dollop of fun there is the water park, based in Chania which has more than enough rides and slides to keep everyone happy!
Malia is the most lively resort in Crete and is well known to those young people, looking to party. The daytime activity is based at the beach where there are a number of water sports available, including jet skis and ringos, perfect for those who find lazing on the sand boring. The beach is bordered by a number of bars, cafes and restaurants so a short wander will find you faced with traditional and international cuisine sure to please even the picky eaters. This street also proves useful in the evening, when the bars and clubs open for business, boasting different atmospheres and types of music, though all of them are open well into the night.
Chania is another popular resort in Crete and is a great place to go if you want all the amenities on your doorstep. Chania boasts a number of beaches, so your mornings can be spent happily tanning or indulging in some of the water sports provided. The area is awash with cafes and restaurants and sunny days, of which there are many, will find their terraces full of locals and tourists enjoying a coffee in the sunshine, watching the afternoon go by.
Of course the afternoons in Crete are made for sleeping, so should all that relaxation have tired you out then an afternoon siesta should see you refreshed for the evening ahead which could include a beautiful meal in one of the local restaurants ranging from local to international food, a quiet or noisy drink in one of the many bars based in Chania or even a night of partying in one of the discos or nightclubs.