The Charm of Chania, Crete island

Crete is a beautiful Greek island, unspoilt in many parts, and developed in others, but never overly so. For a perfect sunshine holiday, this is one island that delivers again and again. Malia is of course well known for its hedonistic night-life and drunken antics, however, the slightly more sedate, but no less entertaining resort of Chania is perfect for couples and families alike, with the opportunity to get out and about in the surrounding nature to boot.

The stunning White Mountains overlook proceedings, and there are some beautiful views, and a great range of wildlife and flora to see. Any keen walker will love putting on their boots and heading out to Samaria Gorge, second longest in the world to the Grand Canyon – but only do this in summer, when the waters are low!

If you don’t fancy being that energetic, which I have to admit, I wouldn’t either, the local beaches are fantastic, and offer all the facilities you need for a day’s lounging and splashing. There’s a long stretch of sandy coastline, so wherever you decide to place yourself, you’ll be picking the perfect spot, and if you want more in the way of traditional summer beaches, nearby Malia has Dolphin and Agapi, which can get crowded in high season.

There are many great value package deals heading over to Crete this summer, many that will not break the bank, however cut costs even further by looking into great value airport extras before you leave. I rarely travel without airport parking these days, and I regularly book Parking at Stansted airport from Park BCP to add convenience and value to my travel plans. There’s something strangely reassuring about knowing your vehicle is there waiting for you when you land back in the UK, not to mention the lower stress levels in getting to the airport in the first place East Midlands Airport parking is one I’ve also booked in the past and wouldn’t hesitate to use again, so check out what’s available near you.

If you get the opportunity, I’d suggesting hiring a car and getting further out into Crete’s nature, as there is plenty to see on this large island. Elafonissi Lagoon is a must visit – around an hour’s drive from Chania, but completely worth it for the stunning sunsets.

The stunning White Mountains overlook proceedings, and there are some beautiful views, and a great range of wildlife and flora to see. Any keen walker will love putting on their boots and heading out to Samaria Gorge, second longest in the world to the Grand Canyon – but only do this in summer, when the waters are low!

 

If you don’t fancy being that energetic, which I have to admit, I wouldn’t either, the local beaches are fantastic, and offer all the facilities you need for a day’s lounging and splashing. There’s a long stretch of sandy coastline, so wherever you decide to place yourself, you’ll be picking the perfect spot, and if you want more in the way of traditional summer beaches, nearby Malia has Dolphin and Agapi, which can get crowded in high season.

There are many great value package deals heading over to Crete , many that will not break the bank, however cut costs even further by looking into GlobalGrasshopper.com. If you get the opportunity, I’d suggesting hiring a car and getting further out into Crete’s nature, as there is plenty to see on this large island. Elafonissi Lagoon is a must visit – around an hour’s drive from Chania, but completely worth it for the stunning sunsets.

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