Explore Crete: Top Cretan Attractions this Autumn

September 15, 2013

While the summer has come and gone, there are still plenty of short haul destinations that provide a bounty of resorts perfect for an autumnal escape, and Crete is one of them. Sure, you may have to be a little smarter about what you pack and you can expect slightly milder temperatures than summer holidaymakers would be used to.  But you will have a more favourable climate for exploring what Crete is all about – its natural beauty.

There are plenty of Cretan attractions, which would suit the outdoors lovers amongst you, and with affordable Crete flights, you won’t have to spend a fortune to get there. Take a look at these fabulous attractions and see whether any (or all) appeal.

  • As Europe’s second largest canyon, Samaria Gorge is home to some simply incredible terrain that hikers all over the world love. In fact, as part of your trip, you could join one of the challenging, organised hikes that run through the gorge to ensure you make the most out of your adventure.
  • Spinalonga is an island located off the east coast of Crete and believed to have once been the home of the last leper colony in Europe. But nowadays, it’s just awash with architectural and archaeological delights that you will love to explore.
  • Knossos would be a perfect addition to your itinerary if you’re a lover of ancient civilisations, because it’s probably the best example of an Ancient Minoan settlement that’s still standing. Absolutely fascinating and full of ancient monuments, Knossos is incredibly important with regard to the mysterious Minoan civilisation.
  • Vai Beach would be an ideal stop if the weather is pleasurable, or if you choose to return during the summer. It’s a real taste of paradise and while it can be incredibly popular during the peak season, it’s well worth a visit, whatever the time of year.

Enjoy the adventure of exploring new pastures this autumn with a superb trip to Crete.


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