Weekend breaks to Crete
The Greek island of Crete is home to several historic places and natural landscapes that are bound to intrigue someone considering weekend breaks to the Mediterranean. Its beaches and sea are the perfect place to sunbath and curl up with a good book while others days can be spent seeking out the numerous Roman and Turkish aqueducts. The most famous district is Heraklion which is home to Knossos, the Minoan ruins. Also a must for anyone on a weekend trip is the Samaria National Park and the Gorge of Samaria. Hiking during a weekend break is further completed by seeing the La Sithi Plateau also known as Zeus’ Cave. Walk through the Zakros Gorge (the Valley of the Dead). If you are looking to participate in some of the local festivals you must come during the Yakinthia Festival which features musical and theatre performances of Greek mythology.
Staying in Crete on your Weekend Trip
It can be difficult to decide how you want to spend your nights when on a weekend trip. On one hand you want to go with a place that is reliable while still making sure to experience the local culture as much as you can in so short a time. One way to balance both is to stay with a local; they can offer you expert advice about Crete and provide you a clean and comfortable staying experience. On Wimdu you can find these locals, review their profile, see some photos and read up on reviews from past guests. This way you can be sure of what you are getting before you go off on your weekend trip. Equally important is the rates. For many a weekend break should not break the bank, it should just break the work week. Staying with locals tend to be significantly cheaper than staying at a hostel or hotel. So not only are you getting exposed to local culture and customs, you are also getting expert advice about the city for less. Who could ask for more on a weekend break?
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