Cyprus v Crete - Which is best
Whatever the time of year there are always plenty of great cheap holiday deals to be found if you know the right places to look.
As with most things these days the best way to bag a bargain is to go online and check out all the details on up-to-the minute deals, where you will find all the information you need to get the best value and make a great choice.
Of course getting a real bargain doesn't entail cutting back on anything, it just means that you have managed to get yourself the very best value for money. For example, picking Crete holidays means you can explore the major attractions at Heraklion and Malia and also enjoy some of the best sunny, sandy beaches on the most southerly of the Greek islands.
The island has plenty of Minoan ruins and medieval fortresses for history buffs to enjoy whilst the eastern and western tips have some of the finest beaches of any Mediterranean island.
Whilst Crete is located not far off the Greek mainland, travelling directly east will take you to the island of Cyprus, which is south of Turkey and is the most easterly of all the islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
Holidays in Cyprus means that you benefit from the warmer all-year-round climate that it generally enjoys and, although it is still split into Turkish and Greek Cypriot regions, English is widely spoken. Again, the beaches are of the highest quality as you would expect. Protaras is a resort with a great selection of hotels which are mainly right on the shoreline, thereby giving easy access to the sand and sea.
Only a short drive away is the town of Ayia Napa, which is well known as a party destination, but it also has a great selection of bars and restaurants, as well of course as the clubs for which it is famous.
If you're still undecided then perhaps Rhodes holidays might provide the answer you are looking for, because with that choice you will be guaranteeing yourself the best sunshine record of all the Greek islands.
It isn't just the sunshine that makes Rhodes one of the top holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. The quality of the beaches and the clear blue waters surrounding the island make up some of the cleanest in all of Europe. Elli Beach is the most popular Rhodes resort due to the superb beach amenities and wonderful snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities it also offers.