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Crete: One of the Top 5 Places To Visit For Bargain Hunters

Posted on Friday 26th February 2016 by Crete Escapes

Latest figures from Post Office Travel Money indicate Mediterranean Islands such as Crete are still great value as sterling holds strong against the euro and other euro currencies (see more on Crete here).

The study carried out involved purchasing a variety of popular tourist items including; a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer, a can of coke, a glass of wine, a 1.5 litre bottle of mineral water, sun cream, insect repellent, a newspaper, two-course fixed lunch and a three-course evening meal with wine.

Visit Turkey and you’ll fork out £65.70 - over 20% up on last year due to a rise in the country’s inflation rate. Meanwhile in Crete you’ll save around 15% on last year’s bill, with the above list totalling £57.09, which also comes in cheaper than Corfu too (£62.14).

Predictably meals out are the most expensive part of any holiday but with the great facilitiesBeach near Kalives available at our villas including fully equipped kitchens and BBQs, a trip to the nearby supermarket can produce a wealth of local produce worthy of any restaurant.

Exploring the local tavernas and eateries is a fantastic way of sampling some fantastic traditional Cretan food. We’d highly recommend sampling some slow cooked masterpieces, which you can find out more about here.

We know the most important parts of any holiday are the weather and the company you’re in, but we’re also pretty sure you’ll feel even more relaxed knowing your local currency is going further now than it has in the past 7 years!

Take a look at our selection of villas on our website and use our live availability checker to take advantage of last minute deals! If you have any questions, you can contact us online or alternatively call us on 0330 111 0061