A recent study by researchers at Cornell University, New York, has found that the key to a happy life isn’t through material possessions; it’s through experiences such as travel.

Although we may all be striving for the latest gadgets and gizmos, we should actually be looking at spending our disposable income on trips with our families and friends to have a fulfilling life.

One of the researchers behind the study, Thomas Gilovich, said, “You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are part of you. We are the sum total of our experiences.”

With September comes miserable weather, ultimately affecting our mood, so it’s the perfect time to look for villa holidays in Crete and prepare for a getaway. You’ll thank us later!

Here are some of the experiences we think you’ll love on your holiday in Crete this autumn.

The Scenery

Exploring new places and being surrounded by beautiful places is one of the best experiences you can have. Not only is there nice warm weather on the island, but it’s accompanied by the harvesting of olives, grapes and chestnuts. Village festivals celebrate their local harvests with music, dancing and an abundance of food.

Going to Crete in autumn means that all of your senses will benefit from the experience.

Getting to Know the Culture

Since the summer holidays are done and dusted, there’s a lot more things to be able to see and do in a more peaceful setting of the island. Local people are getting to work on their everyday job of working at an olive press or cooking delicious chestnut delicacies, instead of catering to the influx of tourists.

Take advantage of the peace and quiet while you can. If you book a package with an itinerary, you’ll be guaranteed to experience the local way of life on your trip.

Being Away from the British Weather

Bad weather, darker days, and not being out and about as much are all proven to diminish our moods during the colder months. Avoid feeling deflated after the summer by experiencing the great Cretian outdoors.

Here at Pure Crete, we pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences that you can cherish forever. We have a great selection of villa holidays in Crete for you to enjoy and come back to Britain full of memories and feeling refreshed.

If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01444 880 404 and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.