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Crete vs Santorini: Which one is Best for you?

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Greece is known for its thousands of islands in the Mediterranean Sea, but only 227 of these particular islands are inhabited and this by itself is a special phenomenon. Every greek island is unique for its history, views, beaches, villages, cities, and museums and have a lot of hidden treasures. 

There are islands that are more quiet and peaceful and there are others that are more touristic and cosmopolitical. What if we told you that there are two islands that combine both calmness and relaxation with fun and luxury. These two islands are Crete and Santorini, so different from each other but yet so similar. If you are looking for islands that get the best of both worlds these are the best options. So, which one is for you?


Crete vs Santorini: Which one is Best for you?, ELITE ESTATES

Crete is by far the largest island in Greece and it is the fifth most populous of Greece’s regions. Its unique feature is that it combines both sea life and mountain life. This means that it is the best place whether you are searching for sea views or mountain calmness. Idyllic views from the top of the mountains that reach the sea are guaranteed, lovely cities such as Chania and Rethymno can offer you the time of your life because you can explore small picturesque lanes and find shops with local products such as raki, an alcoholic drink.  It is true that the island is very big, as said before, so it offers many opportunities for exploration and you need more than just a weekend in order to actually see the island and have a taste of all its beauties and treasures. The island is absolutely suitable for every traveller which means it attracts both families with kids and couples. Everywhere you go there is a scent of jasmine and orange blossom and Cretans are always willing to help you or welcome you. It is by far one of the most suitable places for renting a car and having a road trip all over the island. Beaches, villages, sunsets, taverns are going to steal your heart. This island is a perfect place not only for water sports such as surfing or jet ski but also for climbing mountains such as Psiloritis.

Whichever choice you make the most important thing you should search for beforehand, is the place you want to stay. If you are looking for peace and a place to relax with all comforts we suggest you book a gorgeous villa to make your Crete experience even more memorable.

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Crete vs Santorini: Which one is Best for you?, ELITE ESTATES

On the other hand, Santorini is by far one of the most luxurious islands in the world, known for its breathtaking beauty and unique views. Simple words can’t describe the gloriousness of this piece of earth. Just like Crete, you can walk through lovely lanes with elegant shops and museums. Santorini’s sunset is considered one of the most beautiful sunsets in the whole world and attracts a big amount of tourists, almost two million annually. Golden hour in Santorini is absolutely exceptional. Try taking a picture from Oia sunset and the result will give you speechless. It is by far the most suitable place for couples, that is why the island attracts a big number of couples all the seasons of the year.

Except for the sunset you should visit the unique beaches with volcanic rocks and sand. It is by far one of the most unique phenomenons because the volcano is really near to the island making the landscape absolutely amazing. The beaches still have the Mediterranean style with the sand and the crystal clear water, which will make you want to stay all day. Greece is widely known for its signature dishes. Imagine sitting at a restaurant, eating greek food such as moussaka or a dessert such as baklava, and gazing out at the most magnificent Oia sunset. Don’t forget to visit the small villages. These places are perfect for scooter riding and the people are more than welcome to chat with visitors.

It is the ultimate romantic destination that will leave you speechless. Everywhere there is something worth-seeing and it is undoubtedly a memorable trip that will create experiences that will last a lifetime.

In order to live the Santorini way of life to the fullest feel free to contact us and book the best-located villas on the island of love.

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Greece in each and every corner has something beautiful to show you. Magical beaches, archaeological sites, picturesque views, and romantic places are guaranteed during your trip in every place you decide to visit. Make a good research and find which place in Greece suits you the most. It is sure that your stay is going to be memorable for your whole life. Do a gift to yourself and explore the beauty of Greece.

No matter which island attracts you more, at Elite Estates you will find the perfect villa that suits your needs & desires, so you can have the ultimate vacation experience anywhere in Greece. 


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