Where is Crete - Greece
Crete is the bigest island in the south of Aegean sea, it lies very close to African continent near Egypt. The island of Crete lies south-east from continental Greece. It has 8262 square km, and the island is the fifth bigest Island in Mediteranean sea.
The island has around half of million inhabitants. It is mostly mountainous island, with its picturesque parts in inerior of Crete. The island has also traditional Villages, beautiful beaches and wild landscape on south of the island. Crete is very interesting island for those who like pure natural beauty of nature.
The capital of Crete is Heraklion and it has around 80.000 inhabitants. There you can find almost everything.
Main tourist resorts on Crete island
Crete island offers you so much possibilities for nice accomodation. There you can find simple rooms with a little kitchen, bigger apartments and all sort of hotels. There you can find also a hotel chain of luxurious hotels. For those who love nature there are planty of Camps on island.
Traveling from resort to resort could be very interesting for tourists who like active vacations. Here are some interesting resorts on Crete. The biggest touristic resort is Hersonissos, once a small fishing village, and today well known tourist resort. Young people will be enjoying great night life with a lots of clubs, bars, discotecks. Town has great Bus conections, from capital city is only 29 kilometers, and from the airport to here you will need 30 minutes.Gouves is the next tourist resort, which lies 20 kilometers from capital city Heraklion. It is gerat place for people who wants to have some peace. Hotels are very nice and the beach is beautiful. When you look at Hills you can see a lot of vineyards, mediteranean fruits, bananas. There are also a lot of little shops, restaurants with good greek food and home made vines. Also famous tourist resort is Heraklion. This is the capital of Crete, it offers you a lot of bars, clubs, shops, restaurants. Very popular in the city is the museum of Archeology where you can find objects from rich Greek history and culture. Heraklion is also known for the most important university center of whole Greece. On the north side of beach are a lot of possibilities for water sports, very popular is windsurfing and sailing all that because of favourable winds.
Only few kilometers from capital city lies town Knosos. Knosos was once a huge kingdom, and the most known in Knosos is the Minos' Palace, which you can see it even todayVery interesting is unique market in center of the city.
Natural beauty of Crete
Island of Crete has got also very beautiful natural sights. On your vacation in Crete you can visit gorge of Samari, plateau Lasithi with its cave Diktea Andron, bay Prefeli and one of the most beautiful beaches on island the beach Elafonissija, it is also caled The red beach because of red-pink sand, and clear blue sea.
Also known is the lake Kournia and Palmtree forest Vai. Another dream beach you can find in island of Hrissi. This beach is caled Golden beach, it has white sand and light blue colour of the sea. It looks like you are on some tropical island, only instead of Palmtrees there are Cedar trees.
Accommodation in Crete
Crete island offers you so much possibilities for nice accomodation. There you can find simple Rooms with a little kitchen, bigger Apartments and all sort of hotels, in Crete you can find also a hotel chain of luxurious hotels.
But for those who love nature there are planty of Camps on island. The prices of Apartments and Rooms are depended from number of persons in the amaprtment, room, or how far from the apartment is the beach. Post-offices are open Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and Saturday 8.00 till 2.00 pm. But some other Post-offices are also open only from Mondey to Fridey 8.00 till 2.00 pm.
There are many Buss conections between tourist resorts and Capital city Heraklion but timetable of Busses is changeing all the time, so i recomend that you check him.