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Holidays in Crete: A Unique Holiday Experience

Holidays in Crete are a great way to relax, rejuvenate and escape from the daily grind. It is a place with rich cultural and archaeological heritage, which is still being discovered today. You can take pleasure in its natural beauty during the summer season, as it is blessed with an excellent climate. In the winter, however, you can experience the unique warmth of this delightful holiday destination.

Holidays in Crete are a trip back in time; you will be able to enjoy a unique holiday experience in this charming seaside resort and at the same time explore the ancient island’s past. Holidays in Crete will give you ample opportunity to enjoy the beach and explore the coastline. The seashore and beaches are lined with luxurious villas that offer an exquisite holiday experience. If you want to explore Crete’s best sites and visit its olden sites, you should head to the village of Kato Gouves.

The island has some of the finest beaches and most beautiful places in Europe. During your holidays in Crete, you should take the time to explore the beautiful coastal areas, discover the rich cultural heritage of this charming island, spend time on the sandy beaches and bask in the warm summer sunshine. At the same time, you can take part in some exciting water sports such as sailing, windsurfing, catamaranning, paragliding and water skiing among others. The best thing about holidays in Crete is that there are a variety of activities that you can participate in, making this island ideal for families with children and for couples too.

During your holidays in Crete you can choose between spending a couple of days at the beaches or spending some time on the quiet and remote mountains. You will not be disappointed either way, since both these locations have unique qualities that make them unforgettable. You can stay at one of the beautiful and cozy guest houses while exploring the island at your leisure. When you are done with your activities, you can simply walk to the sea and catch a glimpse of its sparkling blue waters.

Since the waters of this island are pretty cool, it is a good idea to get ready for a hot climate before you set out for a vacation. For a couple of days before you leave, you can explore Crete’s countryside. At the same time, you can also do some sightseeing on your way to and from the beach. You will find some spectacular hill stations that will enthrall you. As you get ready to explore the countryside of this island, you will need to carry certain items with you such as maps, camping equipment, and comfortable clothing. Your best bet would be to arrange your accommodations ahead of time so that you do not forget anything important.

Holidays in Crete are truly unforgettable because the island offers something for everyone. You can explore the countryside, visit the ancient sites, swim at the famous beaches, and spend your days walking around the old town square. If you are planning to spend your holidays in Crete with your family, you should get a car rental so that you can explore all that this place has to offer. However, if you plan to explore Crete by foot, then you will find that it is quite challenging due to the steep slopes and the dense forested areas. Thus, if you are fit and strong you can get ready for a challenging journey on foot to explore this wondrous island.

Cretaquarium or Thalassocosmos is a public aquarium.

The park features some fossil replicas and several animatronic dinosaur models.

Greek mythology-themed park with a maze, mini golf, horseback riding, archery & other attractions.

Acqua Plus is a fantastic world of water.

The Crete Golf Club a golf course in Greece. 

Watercity is an aquatic park in the area of Anopolis

Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum 

Historical Museum of Crete

Watercity is an aquatic park in the area of Anopolis

Natural History Museum – Crete

 Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

Γιωργος Ραπτακης
Γιωργος Ραπτακης
2021-02-12
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Great experience, great place to spend your holidays in Crete. Excellent communication. Highly recommended
giorgos kalogerakis
giorgos kalogerakis
2021-01-16
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It was really nice to stay here for three nights. The Villa is well located, close by the beach. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was peaceful and quiet, exactly what we wanted. Nikos, the owner make sure that my stay there was absolutely perfect. I'm strongly recommend the villa Olia for your future vacation. Surely I will return for my next vacation next year!
christos cherakis
christos cherakis
2021-01-16
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It was perfect!! The villa is near the sea!!! The environment is luxury!!!
ΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΝΑΤΣΙΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
ΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΝΑΤΣΙΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
2021-01-15
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Ευχαριστούμε για την υπέροχη διαμονή! Πολύ καθαρή και υπέροχη διακόσμηση! Η παραλία είναι πραγματικά διπλά μόλις δυο λεπτά με τα πόδια!!
Alabama
Alabama
2020-11-01
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Very nice place!
Manos Vlachakis
Manos Vlachakis
2020-08-13
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Η βίλα είναι πολύ όμορφη όπως φαίνεται και στις φωτογραφίες. Είναι πολύ κοντά στην πόλη του Ηρακλείου και σε άλλα παραθαλάσσια μέρη. Η φιλοξενία και η εξυπηρέτηση ήταν τέλεια. Ευχαριστούμε για όλα.
Antonis Andris
Antonis Andris
2020-08-12
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Excellent hospitality, well-kept space, close to organized beaches, access to supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, peaceful, clean and quiet place ideal for families and couples of all ages 💫💫💫⭐️⭐️
angelos m
angelos m
2020-08-12
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Very nice and clean place... Wonderful green garden, close to the beach 🏖️ ... If you come to Crete , is the right place to stay.. Congratulations!!!
Georgia Tr7
Georgia Tr7
2020-08-12
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So beautiful and clean place ! Well done ! Thank you Nikos!
Αντιγόνη Φουκαρακη
Αντιγόνη Φουκαρακη
2020-08-11
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It is a very beautiful villa with a green garden and a nice architecture. Thanks for all.