Greek Holiday Villas in Crete Greece.

Crete, the island of history and beauty. You can choose to visit Mochlos where fresh fish is guaranteed or explore a little further away the fertile, full of trees and running water villages. Even from Istron there is direct access to the mountains where a handful of hospitable villages cary on over the centuries the values of filoxenia (considering the stranger a sacred person), the very essence of the Cretan Spirit.

Logo

 

 

Greece Index Page

 

 

HOTELS

Large selection of discounted hotels in all major and minor Towns in Crete Greece


Macedonia International Airport


Eating out Chalkidiki Macedonia

Useful Telephones for Chalkidiki

 

Car Hire Car Rental Car Hire  We return the largest selection of competitive car rental rates from the top car rental companies worldwide and you can book your car hire right here using our high security encryption car rental booking engine

Hotels in Halkidik

Lagomandra Hotel

 

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
Very good, 8.4 Score from 24 reviews

Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites    

Eloúnda

Located 250 metres from the sea, in Elounda, 18 stylish villas with their own private pool and 10 luxury suites, have been individually designed with the peacefulness and harmony of your home in mind.... There are 2 people looking at this hotel. More

Latest booking: 6 hours ago updater

Gasparakis Luxury Villas
Superb, 9.1 Score from 44 reviews

Gasparakis Luxury Villas  

Lefkogeia

Featuring fully furnished villas and suites with private pools, Gasparakis is located in Lefkogeia, a quiet village close to the lively Plakias in the south Rethymnon. There is 1 person looking at this villa. More

Latest booking: 5 hours ago updater

Villa Platanias
Very good, 8.1 Score from 33 reviews

Villa Platanias    

Plataniás

Villa Platanias is located right on the beachfront in a peaceful spot in the centre of Platanias and offers apartments with a balcony. A swimming pool is available. More

Latest booking: 16 hours ago updater

Galaxy Villas
Very good, 8.1 Score from 80 reviews

Galaxy Villas    

Koutouloufari, Hersonissos

These superior high-quality villas are peacefully situated within a pleasant complex, tranquilly located in Koutouloufari, a quaint traditional hilltop village on the island of Crete. More

Latest booking: yesterday

Artemis Apartments
Fabulous, 8.8 Score from 59 reviews

Artemis Apartments  

Stalós

Located 100 metres from Stalos Beach in Crete, Artemis Apartments features a pool with a sun terrace and a pool bar. The self-catered rooms offer free Wi-Fi and a furnished balcony. There is 1 person looking at this aparthotel. More

Latest booking: 4 hours ago updater

Crete, Greece.

 

Crete is the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest and most popular of the Greek islands. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization, the earliest civilization in Europe.
There are two main airports in Crete, Heraklion Airport and Chania Airport which are the main gateways for tourists. Car Hire in Crete is the best way to explore the beauties of this island. Some of the renowned tourist attractions include the archaeological sites of the Minoan civilization, the Venecian old city and port of Chania, the Venecian Castle at Rethymno, the gorge of Samaria and lots of the countless beautiful beaches, which have awarded with the most Blue Flags in Greece.

Elounda, Crete: Travel Guide

 

Elounda is a small resort which exudes genuine Cretan charm & offers plenty of history & places to visit as well as great Crete Eloundaian hotels. Most of the activity centres around the working harbour & the village's lively square. There is a small central beach & further along the coast pebbly coves are easily discovered.

The Ancient Island of Crete - Knossos

 

Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea at 8,336 km² (3,219 square miles). Crete is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece and covers the same area as the Greek region of Crete from before the 1987 administrative reform[1]It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece; while it retains its own local cultural traits (such as its own music and dialect), Cretans identify themselves as Greeks. Heraklion is the largest city and capital of Crete.

The first human settlements on the island, dating to the aceramic Neolithic, used cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and dogs as well as domesticated cereals and legumes; ancient Knossos was the site of one of these major Neolithic (then later Minoan) sites.[2] Crete was the centre of Europe's most ancient civilisation; the Minoan. Early Cretan history is replete with legends such as those of King Minos, Theseus, Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus passed on orally via poets such as Homer. Crete was involved in the Mithridatic Wars, initially repelling an attack by Roman general Marcus Antonius Creticus in 71 BC. Nevertheless, a ferocious three-year campaign soon followed under Quintus Caecilius Metellus, equipped with three legions and Crete was finally conquered by Rome in 69 BC, earning for Metellus the title "Creticus". Gortyn was made capital of the island, and Crete became a Roman province, along with Cyrenaica.

Crete Greece

Crete : the cross-road of ancient sea routes, a host of multifarious knowledge, a unique blend of diverse cultural forms on a canvas of exquisite natural beauty.

Crete : a special place, unique in Greece. Where people and nature weave a harmonious synthesis of the present with threads of a distant, and glorious past. Lying as the island does, on the crossroads of the three ancient continents - Europe, Asia and Africa - it has inherited something from each. From Europe, its cosmopolitan air, from Asia its reserved, traditional character, from Africa its palm trees and the hot breath of the south wind.

Crete : the land of "Xenios Zeus", of legends and myths, of unpretentious hospitality. For centuries now Cretans have been training in the art of hospitality, a ritual, in the form of a disciplined and mutual trust relationship with straingers.

Crete : where Europe was baptized. Crete : the land of dreams

Crete Geography of the Island.

Crete Geography of the Island.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and fifth in size among the islands of the Mediterranean, after Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Cyprus.
Its maximum length is 260 kms. from the Gramvousa point in the northwest up to the Sideros point in the southeast, while its width variew from 60 kms. to 12 kms. Its area is 8.261 sq.kms. and, together with the islets of Gavdos and Dia, 8.303 sq.kms. The length of its coastline is 1.046 kms.
Crete is a mountainous island, with three large ranges: the White Mountains or Madares in the western part of the island (highest peak: Pachnes-2.453m.), Mt. Ida or Psiloritis in the central part of the island (highest peak: Timios Savros, 2.456 m.) and Dicte or Lasithi mountains, which dominates the eastern part of Crete (anonymous peak of 2.148m.).

 

Months

Avg. temp. in Celcius

Avg. Water temp. in Celcius

Hours of sunshine

Rainy Days

January
15,6-8,7
16
3,4
12
February
16,2-8,8
15
4,7
7
March
17,1-9,6
16
5,7
8
April
20,1-11,6
16
8,1
4
May
23,7-14,8
19
10,2
2
June
27,5-19,1
22
11.6
1
July
29-21,7
24
12,7
0
August
29,2-21,7
25
11,8
0
September
29,6-19,1
24
9,7
2
October
23,5-16,2
23
6,5
6
November
20,8-13,5
20
5,7
6
December
17,4-10,8
17
4
10

Crete also has a number of plateaus among the mountain peaks. The richest plateau is that of Lasithi, which lies between the peaks of Dicte, at a height of approximately 900m. The peaks of the White Mountains enclose, at a height of 700 m., the Omalos plateau, which figures in many a Cretan folk song, while between the peaks of the Psiloritis lies the Nida plateau, at a height of approximately 1.400 m.

A particular characteristic of Crete is the existence of many caves, which were formed as a result of the karstic effects, through the ages, of water on the limestone rocks. Most of these have been known since prehistoric times and were used as places of shelter and of worship, as is proved by the various finds brought to light. The most important of these caves are: the Dictaean Cave (on Mount Dicte near Psychro village), the Idaean Cave (on Mount Ida near the village of Anogheia), the Melidoni Cave in the province of Apokoronou (near the village of the same name), the cave of Omalos in Chania province and the Sendoni Cave in Rethymnon province.

Another particular interesting phenomenon which is characteristic of the island is the formation of gorges which, starting from the mountains, reach all the way to the sea and cut deeply into the land of Crete. The best known and the largest is the Samaria Gorge in the Chania prefecture.
Deep in the gorges and in the most remote parts of the island, far from human activity and the jarring interventions of science and technology, a rare and rich plant and animal life still survives, extremely worthy of study and interest.

The climate is gentle and healthy, with mild winters and hot summers in the coastal areas and plains, while in the mountains the winter are quite harsh.

Administratively, Crete is divided into four prefectures: Heraklion, with Heraklion town as its capital, Lasithi, with Aghios Nikolaos as its capital, Rethymnon, whose capital is the town of the same name, and Chania, with its capital, Chania.


 

Also try :

Cape Verde popularity to soar Cape Verde Islands http://www.daydreamvillas.co.uk/cape-verde/cape-verde-islands.htm

Skype Address =  Daydreamvillas

My status

UK Office 0871-2844-683(Calls are at the UK National Rate)
Spanish Retreats Ltd, West Way, Wick, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7NA

You can Contact us by clicking here
or Tel: Office
(0034) 96-679-0844 or 679-779-122 or UK Office 0871-2844-683
(Calls are at the UK National Rate and for this you can speak to us here at the SPANISH OFFICE)

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to provide accurate information, no liability will be accepted for misinterpretation, misrepresentation, errors or omissions - the information provided by our Offices and Websites is for use as a guide only and is issued in good faith.
All measurements of land and/or property is approximate. No information on this website or given out by our Offices is to be considered contractual.
We always recommend a qualified solicitor is engaged for any land or property purchase.
All photographs are subject to copyright law. None can be used without prior permission of our company. Breach of copyright will result in legal action.

50,,

/Greece/Rentals/Crete.htm <10 -100% <10 - 19,

Daydream Villas
Tel/Fax (00)3496-679-0844 or 679-779-122
 
San Francisco De Asis, Urb Marina, San Fulgencio, 03177.

Greek Holiday Villas in Crete Greece