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Several airlines provide flights to Crete, using Crete's two main airports. From these arrival points most of the main holiday resorts are within a short transfer with locations on the north coast offering mainly sun and sand and those in the south giving better access to the walking areas.
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Outdoor activities and sports of various types are well liked on Crete and not just those you would typically find in holiday resorts with coastline positions, like surfing, sailing or diving. Inland, Crete has some wonderful countryside, making cycle trips either on the roads or off-road by mountain [url=http://www.jeremyparendt.com/Hollister-b5.php]hollister[/url] bike very enjoyable.
On the water the use of a sea kayak is becoming increasingly popular. Many of Crete's beautiful coastal bays are not accessible by land, leaving access by water the only choice. Yachts and day cruisers are one option, but arriving under your own power by sea kayak is now an alternative choice. Of course you'll need to be fairly fit to power one of these boats, especially in the heat of a typical Cretan day, but once you arrive at some of the coves and inlets in places around the Samaria Gorge or Paleochora you will be well rewarded.
Hiking is also another way of enjoying Crete's varied landscape. Well-trodden routes like the day walk down the Samaria Gorge are documented by most travel guides and the route becomes very popular in the busy periods. But Crete is a pleasant place to spend a break outside of the main holiday periods, so plan your trip well and see this amazing gorge at its best during one of the quieter months.
Another surprising aspect of Crete is its mountain area, with its highpoint being Mt Psiloritis at over 8000 feet in altitude. Not sure how high that is? Well in Britain the highest peak is Ben Nevis at a mere 4,409 feet. So you get almost twice as high in Crete, well if you are sufficiently skilled and well prepared you can. Go at the height of summer and most of the snow will have melted and the daytime temperatures can be a hot 30 degrees Celsius. You may not need mountaineering skills to get to the top but you'll need some reasonable levels of fitness in order to walk that high in such temperatures.
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So for walkers and hikers there are plenty of choices on Crete to keep people happy for a more than a week or two. Others may prefer snorkeling or diving in the coastal waters or sailing a boat from cove to cove. Those in search of more of an adrenalin rush could tackle some of Crete's marked climbing routes, probably best done with the help of a local guide or climbing school.
Crete has the usual holiday ingredients of fine beaches, hot weather and top quality hotels and villas, but, for extra enjoyment, its outdoor pursuit offerings are rarely matched, especially [url=http://www.mnfruit.com/doudounemoncler.php]moncler pas cher[/url] in the Greek Islands.
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