Let Crete Beat Your January Blues
Posted on Monday 15th January 2018 by Crete Escapes
It’s back to work with a bang and a crash for most. Christmas seems like forever ago, your new year’s resolutions are wearing thin and the grey British weather is getting you down. It’s coming to that time of year that is a little more difficult to get through. Did you know the second Monday in January is even labelled ‘Blue Monday’ because the January blues are so common?!
However, a study by the Express has shown that the benefits of a sunshine holiday are mentally and physically beneficial, allowing you to recharge your batteries, get some vitamin D and spend time with loved ones in the warm weather*. A great excuse to treat yourself to some pre-summer sun! If you are looking to book some time away, whether it’s to have something to look forward to or to spend some quality time with friends and family Crete ticks all the boxes. It is often inexpensive, has wonderfully reliable weather, breath taking views, culture to explore and delicious food to try. The largest and most southerly of the Greek islands, Crete is ideal for groups of any size with its blend of culture, tranquillity and gorgeous weather, so there really is something for everyone!
If you’re looking for a family holiday, Crete’s many beautiful beaches and quaint little villages will give you and your loved ones plenty to do. We have a range of family friendly villas, many surrounded by unforgettable landscape and breath taking views, perfect for letting little ones explore while the rest of the family enjoy a BBQ and bottle of wine in the sun! Our villas are available all year round and we still have availability in the school holidays but make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
Many mistake Crete for being a tranquil island of beaches with not a huge amount else to explore. Of course, the heavenly beaches are a major attraction on the island, but it certainly isn’t all the island has to offer! If you prefer to get out and about to explore, Crete’s landscape is a well-known attraction amongst hikers and walkers, allowing you to take in just how stunning the island is with some perfect opportunities to pack up a picnic and delve into the hidden gems of Crete! There are also a number of caves to discover; Gerani Cave, Melidoni Cave and Dikantean Cave to name only a few, each of which have something very unique to offer allowing you to learn about Crete’s history from another standpoint.
If a romantic getaway for two sounds more up your street then Crete’s delightful restaurants are a must visit! A great opportunity to get a taste of Crete and experience the local delicacies, think wonderful cheeses, fresh fish, tender lamb and crisp salads, enough to give your taste buds some real TLC! The tranquil and often, secluded beaches also make for stunning evening walks where you can sit and watch unforgettable sunsets over sparkling sea and soft white sand. Many of our villas suited for couples have terraces, balconies and private pools to make your trip away that little bit more relaxing.
Low Cost Holidays
No matter who you are traveling with or what kind of holiday you are looking for, travelling to Crete is often low cost and at this time of year you can make some great savings if you travel smart! May half term is an ideal time to book your break and get a pre-summer glow. You can take advantage of low cost flights by avoiding travel on a Friday/Saturday, which are notoriously the most expensive days for holiday travel.
Easy Jet and Ryanair currently have some great deals for May/June departing from London Gatwick travelling to Chania, take a look and get booking to brighten up your 2018 and take advantage of the savings you could make!
Our villas allow you to make the most of what Crete has to offer, with private pools, beautiful surroundings and plenty of outside space to enjoy the sunshine. Take a look and explore what Crete Escapes has to offer and book early to avoid disappointment! You can secure your villa with just a 10% deposit and in some cases, can take advantage of our low occupancy discounts.
If you would like to explore our villas further or make a booking give us a call on 0330 111 0061 and we would be happy to get you started on your Cretan journey.