A Crete holiday is one of those perfect times to escape from the stressful daily grind! The sheer beauty of Crete is hard to match anywhere in Europe. With its serene beaches, lush greenery, snow capped mountains and thick vegetation, there is little to disturb the serenity of this idyllic island paradise. There are some fabulous sandy beaches in Crete that appeal to all types of tourists. Whether you are a nature lover looking for a tranquil retreat or an adventure-loving traveler looking for something unique, there are lots of options available.
There are numerous hotels in Crete that cater to different strata of society, catering to every conceivable need of their clientele and allowing for a range of different types of holiday experiences. Most of Crete’s accommodations are situated in the main tourist areas such as Iseo, Beaches, and the Golden Coast. Luxurious old-fashioned tavern, charming bed and breakfast establishments and some very nice and cozy hotels are located in key places on the island. Some of these include:
Alpes Village – One of the most charming sights on an Alpes holiday in Crete is Alpes village which is located on the northern part of the island. This picturesque little neighborhood is known for its charming wooden houses constructed from adobe bricks with whitewashed walls. The most famous attraction here is the St. Nicholas Church, which is a famous tourist spot known for the wonderful red light district that it attracts during the Christmas season. Other important sites include the Catacombs of Komora, the National Archaeological Museum, the Santorini Archaeological Park and a small theatre.
Iseo – One of the most popular destinations on the Alpes holidays in Crete is Iseo which is a small village on the northern tip of the island where tourists can enjoy the beautiful beach and natural environment. The main attractions of this village are the Dora (Druk) Beach, the blue lagoon, some beautiful barbecues, and the white sandy beach. The main beach of Iseo is usually overcrowded during high season. For a more peaceful and natural experience, you can stay at one of the many minoan crepes stalls along the beach.
Beaches and Sand Beach – This is another very popular destination amongst Alpes holidays in Crete. The Beaches of Beaches is known for its wide variety of activities including swimming, snorkeling, boating, surfing, sailing, water skiing and even kite boarding. The white sand beach is perfect for spending an Alpes Holiday in Crete. Some other less frequented beaches of Beaches are the Blue Lagoon, which is a less frequented beach than the above mentioned village, and Feklia which is a village that is situated at the very end of the Beaches.
Weather – As always, the weather of a Crete holiday is important and is the first thing you should consider while planning your trip to this part of Spain. For the best time of year to visit Crete it is generally from May until September when the temperature remains relatively warm and safe, however, as soon as April and May come together the island gets extremely hot, which can be quite unbearable for those looking to escape the warm temperature. The summer months of June and July are also quite hot and humid, but not to the same extent as those months of winter. The best time of year to be in Crete is really anytime from May until September, as the climate remains pleasant, most of the time.