crete holiday villas

by Steve Woodward

Instead of staying at one of the many beautiful hotels why not, book yourself one of the many villas in Crete. There are quite a number of advantages to be gained from doing this and one is that you can decide when, where and what you do during your visit to this island in the Mediterranean.

Many people who stay in villas find that it is like staying in a home a way from home and offers them a chance to sample the kind of life that the people who live on Crete enjoy all year round. Plus you choose the pace at which you can explore everything that this beautiful and serene Island has to offer to its visitors.

Whilst staying on the island there are plenty of activities to do as well as museums and archaeological sites for you to visit. During these, you will be able to learn more about the history of this island. But although most of the museums and sites are free to enter, there are a few, which will require you to purchase a ticket.

Also, you need to be aware that these attractions are not open everyday of the week. For example the Historical Archives of Crete Museum in Chania is open from 08.00 to 13.00 each day except for Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

But as well as all the museums and archaeological sites that one can visit on this island there are things for those who are a little more adventurous. If you want, why not take time out of your holiday and enjoy one of the Pirate Ship Tours, which take you to secluded beaches at Marathi or Bali.

As you leave port along the way, the trips have stopovers where you can play games or just take some photographs of the stunning scenery that you see. The games are organized by the crews of the two ships (Barbarossa and Captain Hook) and all dress up in full pirate regalia.

The other alternative to spending time as member of a pirate ship is to go on a dolphin tour. These tours take place throughout the summer months and leave from the harbour of Rethymno. You have a choice of going on either a two or 3-hour tour with the much longer one having a stop at the coastal village of Panormo where lunch can be purchased at one of its many tavernas.

Staying in a hotel on Crete is fine, but with Villas in Crete, you have the chance to experience the kind of lifestyle that the locals of Crete enjoy throughout the year. Plus staying in villas in Crete offers you more freedom and choice as to what you do during your stay.

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