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Crete Island, the most affordable European exotic trip

Crete Island, the most affordable European exotic trip

Greece has been scorned by certain Western European voices for its informality, for its alleged corruption and for not being able to efficiently manage the economic crisis that erupted a few years ago, but beyond any debate, Greece remains one of the greatest civilizations in history and, above all, today, a wonderful tourist destination. Today we explore Crete Island, the most affordable European exotic trip.

Crete is more than an island: it is a veritable country. Located relatively far away from the Greek mainland, access is done mostly by plane, even by Greeks who travel there from other parts of the country. Heraklion is the capital city and the largest city on the island and the airport here is one of the busiest in the entire Greece.

The famous Knossos Palace, dating back to the Bronze Age, can be found close by. It is a herald of the Minoan civilization. The island of Crete boasts with a gorgeous coastline which extends over 1000 km, soft sandy beaches and the dreamy endless Mediterranean Sea. These are all reasons that account for the popularity of this destination on the European and worldwide tourist market.

In these last lines, let’s take a moment to explore a few of the amazing tourist attractions in Crete. Firstly, you will probably want to go to the beach at least once, so we recommend Elafonissi Beach and Balos Beach and Lagoon. If you are looking for cultural delights, you should definitely put the outdoor Lychnostatis Museum and the Herakleion Archeological Museum on your list.

As for activities – apart from stuffing yourself with Gyros, Souvlaki and Tzatziki – you should look into the options of boat trips and nature exploration.
To travel comfortably throughout the vast island of Crete, we also recommend Heraklion car hire; having a car at your service can prove priceless.

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