Crete is renowned across the Mediterranean as one of the sea's most attractive holiday destinations but there is more to the island than simply beaches and bars. The island is the largest, most populous and most southerly of the Greek islands and it makes a major contribution to the overall economy of the country. For centuries it was the centre of the Minoan civilization that had a hugely significant hand in steering the development of other Greek societies and ultimately that of modern Europe.
All of which is rather amazing if you take the time to dwell on it but don’t feel bad if you decide to head to Crete simply to kick back for a week or so in the sunshine and to indulge yourself with some hard-earned relaxation. Indeed, these days, relaxing is among the activities that the island is best suited to accommodate. With so many great resorts, pools, beaches and breath-taking vistas, there aren't many more fun places to be in the Mediterranean and perhaps even the world than Crete.
The good news for anyone on the look out for the perfect holiday deal is that there are plenty of cut-price but great value package offers on Crete available online right now. You should always check out Thomas Cook holidays if you're aiming to head to the Greek islands as their deals are usually difficult to beat, whether you're planning a party-filled few weeks in Malia or a family escape somewhere rather more serene. There are added discounts being offered this year to persuade consumers to start booking their holidays online so you can save yourself some extra worthwhile sums by doing so. And while the online holiday search and booking process remains something of a mystery to some, it really is rather straightforward once you get to grips with the basics of the process.