Crete is one of Europe’s most popular holiday rentals destinations, and with good reason. It is visited by a huge number of tourists every year but don’t let this put you off as the sheer size of it (8000sqkm) ensures that there are many opportunities for holiday rentals in beautiful and secluded places, whether inland or on the coast.
The Mediterranean climate and the endless soft sandy beaches are enough to entice any visitor to find holiday rentals here, but there’s more to offer the visitor than just beaches, however beautiful they may be! For the historians among you, Crete was first inhabited during the Neolithic age and reached its peak in the Minoan years (2800 BC to 1400 BC). The island is packed with Venetian castles, ancient ruins, museums and monasteries that will fascinate anyone interested in history and culture. For those who enjoy some activity, the opportunities are endless. All around the coastline you will find a range of watersports on offer. For those in search of holiday rentals inland, you will not be disappointed. From shepherds huts to rambling farmhouse, there are holiday rentals of all sorts on offer. Crete, especially the West, is a walker's paradise. The wild beauty of the island, the friendliness of its inhabitants as well as the climate make it a great destination for walking and hiking. The whole island is criss-crossed by trails, most of them used only by shepherds, and it is possible to walk all day without meeting a soul. And if you decide after a week in a beautiful self catering place in Crete, that you want to try something a bit different, then click here for more information on med cruises.