​Do Something New On Your Holiday


​​​​28th February 2014

We are all different and no two people have the exact same requirements as one another; why then should everybody do the exact same thing with their holidays? We save all year for them, we spend months looking forward to them, and so shouldn’t we make sure that they are truly unique and perfectly fit with our requirements?

This year, why not set aside some of your holiday and spend it doing something amazing? Something that is truly different, or something that may just inspire you into a new hobby. We all like to spend time relaxing by the pool, and there will undoubtedly be time left for that, but just for one day step out and do something that you have never done before. The pool will always be there when you get back, and if you decide that it is not for you then you can return immediately to the poolside and your book.

Crete is one of the most popular holiday locations in Europe, and manages to combine everything that you need. Whether you are looking for a holiday in which you spend all your time by the villa’s pool, or one in which you return to the villa late in the evening having had an amazing day of adventure, Crete is sure to be perfect for you. Below I have listed 5 activities for those that want to find something new and exciting to do on their holiday.


Crete is a mountainous island and has some of the most incredibly beautiful hiking routes in all of Europe. Why not spend a day exploring the island’s many hiking routes and take in some of its incredible views? Whether you are an experienced hiker and value a steep and challenging route, or you are a rookie that wants an easy but rewarding route, Crete is perfect for you.

A Day at the Lake

Being an island that is surrounded by several fabulously beautiful beaches, people often forget that Crete also boasts the incredible Lake Kournas; which is the island’s only freshwater lake. The view across the lake is one that is sure to stay with you for a very long time. Verged with beautiful scenery and filled with crystal clear water, the lake is a truly special experience.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable ways that you can spend your holiday, and Crete has several places where both experienced and novice riders can get to grips with this amazing pastime. The feeling of oneness that you achieve on a horse is incredible, and will be an extremely rewarding holiday experience.

Take in Some of the History

Crete is an island that is steeped in history, and you could spend many days happily seeing the historic sites or exploring one of the island’s museums. The history of Crete was revealed in 2009 to date back at least 130,000 years; meaning that there is certainly plenty to keep you interested for some length of time.

Explore the Sea

The stunning Mediterranean is prized all over the world for its clarity and beauty, and is something that you simply cannot miss out on. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the sea in Crete, but if you want to stay dry then a boat is the best option for you. Whether you choose to go on a boat trip to a different part of the island, or even choose something like a glass bottomed boat, you are sure to find an incredible world of discovery in the sea around Crete.

Here at Pure Crete we fully appreciate the wondrous holiday opportunities that Crete has to offer, and are committed to giving you the holiday of a lifetime. We have a huge range of villas in Crete that all offer the perfect base from which you can take part in as many, or as few, of the island’s thousands of activities as you like.