Car Hire Crete
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Situated between the Sea of Crete and the Libyan Sea, Crete is the largest and one of the most popular Greek Islands. As a touring destination, Crete offers plenty of scope.
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Day Trips/Events in Crete
Crete has a lively events calendar. Festivals to look out for include May’s Battle of Crete remembrance and regional festivals such as Rethymno’s Renaissance Festival, Sitia’s Kornaria Festival and Iraklios Summer Arts Festival.
Steeped in history, on the island of Crete, touring possibilities abound. Places of interest (worth driving to) include Phaistos, situated 61km south of Heraklion. Here you’ll find the island’s second most important archaeological site, the Palace of Phaistos. For the ultimate Crete car hire experience, make sure to take a drive out along The Samaria Gorge. Here you’ll come across some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in Europe. From here it’s possible to follow nature trails or go hiking through the picturesque landscape of the National Park.
Eating Out in Crete
Dining out in Crete is a delight, whatever your budget or preferences. Local fare worth sampling includes ‘souvlaki’(skewered meats), creamy Tzatziki dips and Dakos (Cretan rusk with tomato, feta cheese, olives, oregano and olive oil). Being an island, seafood is definitely on the menu. Sardines, barbounia, kalamarikia, atherina and octopus are to be found on menus all over the island.
Things To See/Do in Crete
Crete has long been a favourite holiday destination for Europeans looking for a relaxing sun holiday. It’s easy to see why the island is such a big hit with holidaymakers. The island boasts excellent sandy beaches, such as Elafonisos in west Crete, Makriyalos in southeast Crete and Vai in the northeast. Here the turquoise waters and unspoilt shores lend themselves to a range of thrilling watersports including sailing, windsurfing and jet skiing. Crete doesn’t run short on cultural attractions either. The island is home to one of the most important archaeological sites ever discovered-Knossos. A hire car drive here is strongly recommended.
As darkness falls, the island comes to life with traditional tavernas churning out flashy Zorba the Greek shows, while lively bars and nightclubs in the tourist centres blast the latest chart hits.
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Our suppliers for cheap car hire in Crete Heraklion are Avis, Europcar Greece Direct, Hertz and Surprice Rent A Car.
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