More and more people are moving away from package holidays and opting to build their own according to their own tastes. Buying this way gives you far greater flexibility to tailor your holiday to your personality, and as an added bonus it can work out cheaper.
Crete is a wonderful holiday destination with many great places to stay. Outside of the constraints of a package deal you are free to explore the different accommodation options on the island. Have a look at these great value flights to Crete with Fly Thomas Cook and read about some of the fantastic locations you can stay in on your holiday.
Crete attracts a lot of walkers; if this sounds like you then you will likely want to stay within a short distance from the White Mountains. There are a few small villages near here where you can find accommodation such as Omalos, Sougia and Loutro or the Kallergi Mountain Lodge. There are limited places to stay in these areas but they are well equipped for the needs of hikers.
If you want great beaches then Crete is the place to go. The two main beaches are Vai and Preveli, but these have become quite commercialised over recent years. Komos beach is a great, quieter alternative for those that prefer less touristy beaches.
Crete’s places of cultural interest are spread across the island so you will need to travel if you intend on seeing them all. Knossos, Phaistos and Iraklio are some of the hotspots you will want to visit so basing yourself at one of these and exploring further afield is advised.
Crete has a rich and varied landscape and culture and there really is something for everyone. Do a bit of research before you visit to find your ideal base location and accommodation type. Book your flights, find your base and enjoy everything the island has to offer.