Book ahead for your Easyjet flight to Chania Crete for August 2012

Looking to book next summer's island escape well in advance? You may be able to find some of the best deals on Crete flights by thinking ahead. Easyjet offers a direct London Gatwick flight to Chania, Crete. August 2012 tickets will go on sale in the late autumn, so don't miss the bargains.

Visit the website at www.easyjet.com to keep tabs on the dates Easyjet are booking in advance. It is worth joining their mailing list to be kept up to date on the latest flight date releases.

As an example of the sort of fares that early birds might be able to snap up, bookable flight prices to Chania for June 2012 include outward fares of £57.99, and inward fares of £47.46. Travelling light with that bikini and sun block you could get a round-trip fare of around £120.

On Crete, don't spend all the time soaking up the rays. In August that sun may be a little too fierce for too much sunbathing in any case. Take the opportunity to investigate the fascinating Minoan ruins in the museum at Heraklion (www.heraklion-crete.org/archaeological-museum).

One popular excursion is a boat trip out to the island of Spinalonga, with boats departing from Elounda or Agios Nikolaos. This former leper colony was made famous by Victoria Hislop's novel The Island. Some boat tours offer the chance for you to enjoy a swim while the crew prepare a barbecue on a secluded beach.

Once you've managed to book your flight to Chania, Crete for August 2012, visit www.explorecrete.com for more information about sites of interest, restaurants, tours and excursions.

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