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Top sights in Greece
Iraklio Archeological Museum
If you want to appreciate Crete’s rich culture, a visit to this ancient museum is a must. This museum is home to a wide range of artifacts dating back to the Neolithic era, including a rare Minoan collection.
Palace of Knossos
Another historical attraction worth visiting is the ruins of Knossos situated near Heraklion. This reconstructed palace is a showcase of the sophisticated Minoan architecture. Visitors can view an extensive display of exquisite Minoan frescos, pottery and jewelry.
This aquarium is home to more than 200 species of fish including sea bass, sea horses, house sharks, anemones, greater amberjacks and Mediterranean morays. Visitors can also attend lectures, seminars and exhibitions to learn more about the marine life.
This rugged river valley trail is a popular attraction especially for hikers. It is characterized by craggy canyon walls and a seasonal river. While taking a walk along this trail, you might catch a glimpse of the famous Crete wild goat, the kri-kri. Hikers can enjoy a refreshing swim at the Agia Roumeli where the trail ends.
Chania Old Town
Take a flight to Crete to sample the rich blend of religion and culture. The landscape is dotted with architecture representing Jewish, Venetian, Roman, and Turkish culture. This includes churches, synagogues and mosques. Chania Old Town is also home to a myriad of stores, restaurants and bars.
Welcome to Greece
According to Greek mythology, Crete is the birthplace of the famous god Zeus. It is a classic blend of the old and the new, with ancient Minoan civilization existing alongside modern developments. Visitors seeking to understand the rich history of the area can stop by attractions such as Spinalonga, Malia, Rethymno, Koules Fortress and Loggia. To enjoy the sights and sounds of this destination, simply book a cheap flight to Crete through Condor.
When it comes to recreational resorts, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Crete also boasts great beaches at locations such as Agios Nikolaos and Elounda. Families can have fun at resorts such as the WaterCity aquatic park. If you take a flight to Crete in June, you could attend the Summer Cultural Festival that showcases exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances. Families and couples will have plenty to see and do in Crete.
Every day, there are numerous flights to Crete landing at either Chania Airport (CHQ) or Heraklion Airport (HER). You can take a direct flight to Crete from several airports in several major cities around Asia, Europe and Australia. A flight from the UK takes about three and a half hours. If you book early, you can enjoy great discounts on your ticket. You can save money by booking flights to Crete via Condor.
When you arrive at either of the airports, there are a wide range of efficient and modern transfer options. You could either take a taxi to your destination or go for the cheaper option of a public bus. If you are looking for luxury, you could choose to hire a limo.