Crete is considered one of the top “value for money” destinations in Europe for American travelers, according to Time magazine’s economic publication “Money”. The publication claims the combination of a strong dollar against the Euro and a substantial fall in airfares favours transatlantic getaways for Americans holidaymakers. The top destinations provide high quality restaurants, site seeing, hassle-free public transport, low crime rates and relatively affordable hotel prices. The magazine presents Crete as a location with world renowned archaeological sites like the famed Palace of Knossos, as well as unique culture, beautiful beaches and exceptional tavernas. The cost for a trip of couple for a week is estimated at 3,697 dollars. Air fares for Crete have dropped by 9% since last year, according to Hopper, while hotel rooms are cheaper than last year, as Hotels.com records.