Summer is approaching, and now is the best time to begin thinking about summer holidays. One of the most popular holiday destinations for persons from all over the world is the island of Crete. Nearly 2 million tourists visited Crete last year. The sights, sounds, and warmth (both personal and physical) that one experiences in this island are what bring such numbers. And for those thinking of making Crete a holiday destination Crete Beach Apartments offer the service and hospitality one would expect in a Mediterranean paradise.
The tourist and entertainment infrastructure of Crete caters to all tastes, including a very wide range of accommodation; the island’s facilities take in large luxury hotels with their complete facilities, swimming pools, sports and recreation, smaller family-owned apartments, camping facilities and others.
Indeed, many Crete beach apartments not only offer terrific amenities, they also help holiday-makers with a range of logistical tasks and minor travel problems.
Because Crete is such a small country, staying at any one of Crete’s many beach front apartments allows one to access many of the island’s treasures. Popular tourist attractions include the archaeological sites of the Minoan civilisation, the Venetian old city and port of Chania, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, the gorge of Samaria, the islands of Chrysi, Elafonisi, Gramvousa, and Spinalonga and the Palm Beach of Vai, which is the largest natural palm forest in Europe.
The city of Chania is a particular favorite among visitors. The city is, roughly speaking, divided in two parts: the old town and the modern city which is the larger one.
The old town is located alongside the old harbor. Old town Chania is the center around which the whole urban area was developed. It used to be surrounded by the old Venetian fortifications that started to be built in 1538, some of which still survive. From the south, the old town slowly turns into the new, and from the north the physical border is the sea. The centre of the modern city is the area extending next to the old town and especially towards the south.
There are a number of other great sites in Crete. The large number of archaeological sites which include the remains of every civilization that has influenced or had a presence on the island—from the Minoans to the Romans to the modern Greeks—can be still be seen and enjoyed. There are also a number of museums throughout Crete. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum displays most of the archaeological finds of the Minoan era.
Finding a great deal on Crete beach apartments is not that difficult, thanks to the worldwide web. Like most things nowadays you can go online and conduct a search for beach front rentals in Crete. You will be able to compare price and value, and you will also be able to get details, including pictures, of the various properties being offered. Most Create beach apartments have stunning views of the sea, are easily accessible to the rest of the island, and provide guests with first-class service. Search the web now to get begin planning your dream holiday in Crete!