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Greece - Experience life.

Greece is full of charm, history and character. There is nowhere else in the world where you can stand on the shores of the Aegean and Ionian Seas and feel centuries of history and civilization spring to life before you, along with the grandeur of culture and the warmth of being at the southernmost part of Europe.

Cheap holiday flights to Crete HER. Start comparing discount holiday flights to the wonderful Greek Island of Crete and see how much money you could save. You can search all major holiday charter airlines departing UK international airports for Crete, simply choose your cheap low cost flight from the availability display then click to book direct with the airline or tour operator. All flights are guaranteed and have instant online booking confirmation.

General Facts: Currency: Euro. Time: GMT +2 (BST +2). Electricity: 220 volts. Driving: Traffic drives on the right. Language: Greek.
International dialing code from the UK: 00 30.

Major Gateways: Athens International Airport, Spata (ATH). Thessaloniki Makedonia (SKG). Rhodes (RHO). Corfu (CFU). Heraklion, Crete (HER).
Typical flying time from the UK: 3 hrs 30 mins.

Climate: One of the sunniest cities in Europe with hot dry summers with up to 12 hours' sunshine a day. Cities such as Athens & Thessaloniki can become oppressively hot with high humidity. Heatwaves are common during July and August when temperatures soar to over 104°F (40ºC). Spring and autumn are far more comfortable.
Most rain falls between November and March.

Major Events: Patras Carnival (End Feb). Athens Festival, cultural events (June-October). Parthenon Sound & Light (April-October). Santorini International Music Festival

Top Attractions: Parthenon (Athens). Delphi. Olympia. Santorini. Corinth Canal. Samaria Gorge. Kanossos (Crete).

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Crete City Guide

Crete Greek Islands

A Holiday Guide To Crete.

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Tourist Information: www.gnto.gr

Crete. Crete is by far the largest of the Greek islands and has two airports, Heraklion for central and eastern Crete and Chania for the less developed west. This rugged awe-inspiring island offers something for all tastes, whether it be the larger resorts such as Malia where you can party into the small hours, or in just less than an hour's drive from the main holiday resorts you can be in the isolated mountain regions where life has changed little in the past 50 years.

Resorts in Crete: The largest resorts can be found on the north coast and to the east of the capital Heraklion. Malia is the main clubbing resort. Hersonissos is the closest resort to Heraklion and offers plenty of nightlife. Stalis is also lively but more traditional. Aghios Nikolaos is probably the prettiest town in Crete with its large lagoon fringed by many bars, restaurants and shops.

Beaches: Crete is famous for its golden sands. Rethymnon is a lovely resort with four miles of sand and plenty of watersports. Malia also offers one of the best beaches on the island as well as being famous for its nightlife.

Sightseeing in Crete: Crete has more extensive archaeological remains than any other Greek island. The best-known is the Minoan palace on Knossos, just outside Heraklion.

Shopping in Crete: For shopping Heraklion is a must as one of the largest cities in Greece where like Athens, you can shop till you drop. For bargains check out the central market on a Saturday. Chania, the gorgeous capital can be found in the west of the island and is best known for its leather goods and a beautiful harbour. With strong Venetian and Turkish influences it has a large number of traditional restaurants.

Local Customs: Dress modestly when visiting monuments and religious buildings.

Eating out in Crete: All Greek islands are famous for moussaka, greek salad and fried cheese. Baklava is a sticky pastry dessert covered in nuts. Wash it down with some local retsina or Metaxa brandy. If you have a strong stomach try the local raki.

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Crete Airport Information
Crete International Airport Heraklion International Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis HER. The airport is located 5km (3 miles) east of the city of Heraklion.
Airport Transport: From Airport to Heraklion and beyond. Taxi's are available outside the arrivals hall, they provide a quick and efficient service but it is advisable to agree the price with the driver before the journey. Alternatively local buses leave from the airport every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening from Monday to Saturday and less frequently on Sundays.
General Transport: Car hire is cheap on the island and there is a good and reliable bus service.

Car Hire: All major car rental companies are represented.


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