See in advance what you want to do during your vacation and, for example, which beaches or places of interest you want to visit. You can take this into account when booking the accommodation, so that it is close to the activities you want to do and you do not have to travel for 2 hours in the heat. If you like the nightlife, then you will certainly be attracted to Hersonissos. Crete is also an ideal holiday island for those seeking tranquility. The south of the island in particular is less touristy, but certainly no less beautiful. So look carefully in advance what the purpose of your holiday is. If you would like to visit the remains of antiquity, think of Lassithi, Heraklion, Rethymmon or Chania. Well worth the effort.
Choose the best travel period
Just as the place on the island differs per person, the ideal travel period also differs per person. The best travel period for sun worshipers is the beginning of June to the end of September. It is nice and warm and the sea also has a nice temperature. If you want to discover the nightlife, then the best period is July or August. Then there are most young people. But if you want a more active holiday, the months of April, May and October can also be favorable. It is then a bit quieter and less hot.
Enjoy your vacation. Before you know it, it will be over and you will have to go to school or work again. Take beautiful pictures so that you can look back at home on that wonderful holiday in Crete. You can simply rent a sailboat in Crete and have the best time.
Visiting Knossos: the labyrinth and the Minotaur
Knossos, about 5 kilometers south of Heraklion, is without a doubt one of Kreta’s top attractions. It is the largest archaeological site from the Bronze Age and is believed to be Europe’s oldest city. The area has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, and the Palace of Knossos became the heart of Minoan civilization and culture. It is here that the myth of Theseus, the Minotaur head of a bull and the body of a man and the labyrinth have taken place.
During the earliest years of the palace about 18,000 inhabitants lived here, but about 300 years later, during its heyday, this was the home of no less than 100,000 inhabitants. The palace was then the center of ceremonial and political life, but by the end of the Bronze Age, between 1380 and 1100 BC, it was abandoned for unknown reasons.
Before you start enjoying your wonderful holiday on this Greek island, you naturally want the nicest accommodation for as little money as possible. Because of the many providers that you have nowadays, you sometimes lose the overview and it can be difficult to find a good offer. On travel websites you will find the cheapest vacations of the moment and they also provide free travel advice, so you don’t have to search all the websites yourself. Until the end of September you also have the chance to win a roundie.