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Welcome to Crete
Crete is a Greek island steeped in history and mythology. The traveler to Crete can sun themselves on the gorgeous beaches, enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountainscapes, study ancient ruins, and sample the fabulous local cuisine. The island is very mountainous due to the tall mountain range that runs west and east across the island. Condor can fly you to Crete utilizing the cheap flight offers.
Crete, in ancient times, was the centre of the Minoan civilization, which is reputedly the earliest European civilization in recorded history. The first known human inhabitants date back to the Paleolithic Age, more than 130,000 years ago. Early history of Crete is rich with legends of great heroes like King Minos. Crete has fascinating ancient treasures you can admire on your cheap flight to Crete with Condor.
Travelers can reach Crete through 2 international airports, one in Heraklion and one in Chania, and a smaller airport in Sitia. Fifteen percent of all visitors to Greece will come through the international airport in Heraklion. Take advantage of Condor's cheap flights to Crete and experience all that this fascinating island has to offer. Flights are available from major US airports such as Baltimore, Anchorage and Los Angeles.
Crete has long been a favorite holiday destination of Europeans. In Crete, you can soak up the sun on beautiful beaches with white sand and blue waters, explore ancient palaces and ruins, hike the spectacular mountains, and take a walk through the fertile, lush valleys. Of course, the gastronomy of the island is fabulous. With Condors cheap plane tickets, you can discover this stunningly beautiful, ancient island that is shrouded in Mythology.
Top sights in Greece
There are numerous archaeological sites in Crete including Gortyn, the Roman capital of Crete dating back to 3200 BC, and the ancient Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, and the archaeological diversity found on the island of Koufonisi, which includes ruins from Minoan and Roman Eras. Fly with Condors cheap tickets.
Elafonisi Beach is a little islet that connects to Crete by a small reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. With pink coral sand and stunning blue waters, Elafonisi Beach is paradise. Be sure to take some time to relax on this beach paradise when you use Condors cheap flight tickets.
Created by a river flowing between Mount Volakias and the White Mountains, Samaria Gorge is a spectacular sight. The most well known part of the gorge is called ""The Gates"", where the gorge walls are only 4 meters apart and reach a height of almost 300 meters. Condor has cheap flights to Crete.
Fortezza of Rethymno
The Fortezza of Rethymno, a Venetian-era castle, has been pristinely preserved. After the fall of Cyprus to the Ottoman empire, the Venetians began to fortify Crete, their largest overseas holding. Construction began on the Fortezza in 1573 and it remained in use until the early 20th century. Condor has cheap flights to Crete.
The Palm Beach of Vai
The Palm Beach of Vai is one of the favorite destinations on the Island of Crete. Displaying Europe's largest natural Palm forest, the Beach is a memorable sight. You can enjoy this famous beach with your cheap plane tickets from Condor.