Holidays in Crete - for a Pleasing Summer Holiday Destination

By: Luki Johnson
This largest and one of the major Greek island is full of amazing and stunning tourist attractions, rich history and culture, lots of water and sea front, villages and much more, for an unforgettable holiday.

Following are some the things to do and see when holidaying in Crete:

Pirate ship tours

When holidaying in Crete take pirate ship tours in Captain Hook or Barbarosa, the ships with pirate theme and crew dressed up in pirate avatar. The pirate tours offered are often destined towards Bali or Marathi. During the tours the ships also stops in between so that visitors and tourist can capture the scenery in their cameras.

Dolphin Tours

This Greek island offers boat tours to areas where tourist and visitors can find and cherish beautiful dolphins. These dolphin boat trips can be longer or smaller depending upon the boats and the trip providers, but each of these trips lets visitors and tourist capture the beauty and exquisiteness of the island by stopping at various places. These boats leave from Rethymno harbor.

The Monastery of Arkadi

Monastery of Arkadi is located at a distance of 23 km from Rethymno town and is castle kind structure, with a history from Byzantine era. The Monastery has a rich historical background to it with stories from 16th century, Turkish invasion and the era of 1866. This tourist attraction is often admired by many history loving tourist and visitors, holidaying in Crete.

The Palace of Knossos

This Minoan palace of Knossos has a construction of four wings with a central court and covers 20,000square metres of total area. While the structure was actually dug up in 1900, it was discovered in 1878 by a merchant of Crete. With many of its original things and information being lost, the palace was later rebuilt by Arthur Evans, a British archaeologist.

The Cave of Zeus

This tourist attraction is a good way of adding mysterious and adventurous side to your holiday in Crete. The cave has many legend and stories related to it by Greek mythology and adds to the ancient structural value of the Greek island. Standing silent with symbols and icons, the cave is an important part of Minoan era and fascinates tourists and visitors.

Water Parks

Holiday in Crete with family can be made more enjoyable by visiting water parks present on this Greek island. Two major water parks are Limnoupolis and Star beach Water Park. Surrounded with water based attractions, water activities, water sports, restaurants, fast food zone and bars, the water parks are best way to relax and have a family time, when holidaying in Crete.

Museums

This Greek island brings an array of interesting and historically rich museums presenting real and deeper background and stories, related to the history of the island. Some of these amazing museums are the Lychnostatis Museum, the Sitia Museum, Historical and Folklore Museum and The Archaeological Museum.

Best time to visit or holiday in Crete

This Mediterranean coastline of Greece presents year round warm and sunny weather, with hot summer months from April - October and perfectly mild winters. While tourist and visitors can be seen, holidaying in Crete, throughout the year, best time to holiday would be the summer season.
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