Fantastic Crete Cruises

Planning a cruise to Crete? Practically every cruise line travelling the Mediterranean has a minimum of one cruise ship that visits the Island of Crete such as Princess Cruises Grand Princess let me tell you why.

Majestic Crete

Crete is one of the best places to visit when taking a cruise around the Greek Islands. Crete is divided into four regions, each with its own unique scenery, by a majestic chain of towering mountains. Most Mediterranean cruises stop at one or two of Crete’s main ports.

Port of Heraklion

One port is Heraklion. Heraklion is the capital of Crete and is the largest city in Greece. Heraklion can be described as a remarkable combination of long established and contemporary Cretan culture and elegant style. Visitors will find native taverns and petite cafes along the Heraklion port. In addition, visitors will find a variety of high quality native goods such as wine and honey in the local shops. Some places to visit while on tour are the home of King Minos and the Minotaur, the municipal gardens, and the Palace of Knossos. In addition, there are several others museums to explore.

Agios Nikolaos

Another main port that most Mediterranean cruises stop is at the beautiful city of Agios Nikolaos. Agios Nikolaos is located on the north eastern side of the Crete Island. In the center of the city is Lake Voulismeni, the well-known bottomless lake. Visitors can find delicious food in any one of the many petite cafes, or find a refreshing drink at one of the several local bars that are situated along the banks. While touring Agios Nikolaos, there are several activities visitors can participate in. For those who are looking to relax on the warm sand and enjoy the sun, there are numerous beaches in the region. One of the best beaches in the area is the Almiros. It is secluded and fairly peaceful. Kitroplatias is another beautiful and peaceful beach to visit. Many of the area’s coves are isolated and provide privacy from the hustle and bustle as well. One cove is the Kalo Chorio. Other sightseeing adventures include a tour to the Knossos Palace and a visit to the Nikolaos Church, which is a tiny and unique Byzantine chapel.

Cruise Liners to Crete

There are many cruise lines from which to choose from. Cruise lines are categorized into three main groups. Windstar, Silversea, Seadream Yacht Club, Seaborn, and Cruise West are some of the small ship liners that travel to Crete. Some of the middle sized liners include Regent Seven Seas, Voyages to Antiquity, Voyages of Discovery, Oceania, Holland America, Crystal, and Azamara Club cruises. Lastly, the Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Costa, and Celebrity are some of the large cruise liners that travel to Crete.

So what are you waiting for! Start planning your cruise to Crete.

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Weather today in Crete

The weather today in Crete is sunny wih temperatures reaching 23 degrees celcius! ideall weather for a drive in the mountains or maybe later on a swim in the sea! :)

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OFI vs AEK

The Pankritiko Stadium in Crete will be the setting for an intriguing clash between two clubs whose similarities – both on and off the pitch this season – are striking.

Whilst AEK certainly aren’t relegation candidates at this early stage, by their own standards they have endured a particularly disappointing start to the campaign that has left them eight points off league leaders Olympiakos.

The club has endured a turbulent season off the pitch, with former president Demis Nikolaidis twice announcing the end of his tenure – with immediate effect on the second occasion.

Former Larissa manager Giorgios Donis suffered for his club’s administrative uncertainties, departing after just ten games in charge.

It has set the stage for the return of controversial figure Dusan Bajevic to the club for his third spell as manager.

He will lead his side out on Sunday against an OFI outfit who will similarly be under the leadership of a new managerial figure, the experienced Ioannis Matzourakis, who will be looking to help the Cretans survive after a disastrous start to the season that has seen them slip into last place on the Greek Super League ladder.

The climate that surrounds his arrival is hardly stable, with much of the focus on the once-proud club surrounding a fan-base frustrated with an arguably outdated administration.

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