“Visiting Crete in autumn can turn into a special holiday experience,” Visit Greece, the official tourism web site for Greece, informs travelers through its #fallforcrete campaign.
For the month of October, Visit Greece suggests a visit to Crete, where, although the sea remains the dominant element, travelers will find the mountains and fertile plains on the island equally fascinating.
“This is the ideal time of year to explore the wonders of Cretan nature, hike on Mt. Psiloreitis, cross breathtaking ravines and visit its caves. Fall invites us to leave the beach and head towards the inland; visit picturesque traditional villages, beautiful vineyards next to olive groves, feel the magic of nature and see its awe-inspiring historical monuments.” – Visit Greece
Among the many things to experience on Crete during the autumn season, Visit Greece recommends:
– Road or mountain biking in Rethymno that has 22 bike routes for all levels.
– A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, a recently renovated museum housing relics from the Minoan Civilisation.
– A romantic stroll down the Venetian harbour of Chania and be seduced by its historic and architectural charm
“In Crete, autumn is the summer’s worthy rival. Choose this time of year for your holidays on the island and you won’t regret it!” – Visit Greece