Travelling on a budget doesn’t always restrict you to cheap short holidays abroad. Deals to beautiful Greek islands such as Rhodes and Kos, as well as cheap holidays to Crete, mean that one or two weeks in the middle of the Med could be more affordable than you think.
Crete is the largest of the thousands of Greek Islands which populate the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. Easily outsizing nearby isles, Crete has a surface area of over 3200 square miles. Many of the more popular resorts on the island are located on the north coast, with only a couple of harbour towns to the south.
Cheap holidays to Crete come complete with quintessential Grecian scenery including cubic buildings and pretty ports, as well as an impressive summer climate. Cretan temperatures, in the summer, easily reach over 30 degrees C, yet – as its southern location may infer – records show that highs can hit over 40 degrees C.
The best time to visit the island is from May to October, when the Mediterranean climate is most pleasing. May and October are excellent months for those with young children. Slightly out of season, daytime temperatures will be comfortable and just a little cool in the evenings but savings on holiday costs will make up for the lower evening temps.
Where to stay in Crete depends largely on your holiday style. Malia and Hersonissos are two active areas with an array of bars and clubs, best for young adults and couples.
Due to the popularity of the island, many resorts have now developed family friendly accommodation but if you are looking for a spot away from the party crowds, consider Agios Nikolaos. This calm and classy port town is home to myriad bars and tavernas as well as stretches of stunning sands perfect for sandcastles.
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