Winter in Crete: 5 reasons to consider holidays in winter
An ever-increasing number of people is having their vacations in Crete. And for a good reason: Top beaches in Chania, amazing gorges, and traditional Cretan hospitality make it an ideal destination. Winter in Crete although is something that many of our guests are also thinking about. Let’s see why!
Winter holidays in Chania- For the clever traveler!
Winter in Chania, and in Crete, in general, has a lot of perks. You may not experience the perks of swimming on crystal clear beaches in Crete but there are many things to do in Chania that will certainly arouse you. Museums, art galleries, cinemas, cafeterias, and rated restaurants can indulge you in our hospitality!
Mountains of Crete: Snow and fun
Mount Ida and the White Mountains in Chania are two of the most famous mountain ranges in Crete. And for a good reason: Standing at 2456 and 2453 meters accordingly, they leave tourists that spend their vacations in Chania and in Crete in Awe!
Especially for the white mountains, that extend into a very big part of Chania region, there are more than 20 peaks over 2000 meters! This means plenty of hiking opportunities as well as lots, and lots of snow during the wintertime.
Snow is something that even locals are aroused about and is perfect for the experienced travelers who will decide to hike or trek our mountains on their winter vacation in Crete.
Holidays during winter-Less people
Wintertime in Crete is not only snowy but also less crowded. The most typical winter months of the year are December– January, and February. While there are fewer tourist facilities available so are the people! This means that you can explore authentic Crete and especially the villages of our hometown, which are kept in pristine condition and are picturesque.
In addition, you will get far better-personalized services, and the accommodation will be cheaper too. In general winter holidays in Crete will be 40% less expensive compared to similar vacations in the high season summer months!
Explore authentic Crete
Transportation is also easier during the wintertime as soon as you step into Crete. The road network will be far less congested and you can enjoy your time traveling through Crete and its 4 prefectures: Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion, and Ag. Nikolaos. There are numerous ways of seeing the everyday life in the villages and cities of Crete and low off-season months are a perfect opportunity.
How to come to Crete in Winter.
Although the plane routes are indeed fewer compared to the summer months, you will face no problems coming to Crete for the winter holidays. There are multiple routes every day from big cities like Athens and Thessaloniki. Those main airports will definitely have a flight from big European destinations, so it is only a matter of changing two planes in order to spend your vacation in Chania.
For the more adventurous, there are also boat routes every night from the central port of Greece (Piraeus ) that get you up to the port of Souda in Chania, only some kilometers away from our hotel’s location. Prices both for planes and boats will be also much cheaper compared to the summer months, and you will get the opportunity to bond with the locals on various occasions, thus experiencing Greece to the fullest!
Hotels in Chania in winter- A good bargain!
There are fewer hotels working during the wintertime, especially in the touristically advanced areas, but you will have no problems staying in a hotel in Crete. Many hotels are working upon request, and many are also open all year round. Our hotel by the sea is accepting requests for long stays, extended stays, and monthly stays during your winter holidays in Chania and can accommodate your winter experiences and holidays too with the same superb quality.
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