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One of the main reasons why we all go on holiday is to get away from the hustle and bustle of life back home and get a few well earned weeks away from the desk to recharge those batteries. Every year, one of the most popular destinations for Brits looking to do just this is Crete, the Greek island which although small punches well above its weight on the relaxation front.

If you decide upon an all inclusive Crete holiday to rest your weary bones, make sure you check out these places of interest to get the best relaxation experience possible!

Lion Square & Morosini Fountain

Located in the heart of Heraklion, Lion Square is the place to go if you like nothing better than having a good old people watching session. The square is the main central hub whereby you can see both tourists and locals mingling and going about their daily business. Today the square is far different to what it was like in the 9th and 10th century, as it was at this time the scene of the largest slave market in the region.  Today, you are more likely to see late night revelers convening and having fun rather than slaves being sold though, thankfully.  Make sure you also check out Morosini Fountain, one of the most famous Venetian monuments let standing in Crete.

Rethymno Old Town

If you close your eyes and imagine an old harbour, lovely little taverns selling locally produced dishes and wine and a laid back atmosphere under the hot Greek sun, then this is the place you will be imagining. It is somewhat of a hidden gem, as many people decide to head it to close neighbour Hania, where there is a similar old town and harbour. But the one at Rethymno is just as naturally beautiful and as a result less crowded – perfect for those looking to relax.

Samaria Gorge

Let’s face it. Some people are annoying, and the last thing you want is people annoying you on holiday. So why not escape them and instead spend a day with nature by hiking the longest gorge in Europe? Samaria Gorge is around 11 miles long and can be walked, during which you will discover abandoned settlements, unique wildlife and amazing scenery.

Crete is a fantastic location for relaxation. Just make sure you know what you want and then it will be easier to find once you arrive! Now is the perfect time for Crete Holidays!

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