Crete is the largest and most southerly of the Greek islands and holidays here are a mix of fascinating history, beautiful landscapes and traditional Greek culture.
The island is a very popular destination with over 1000 kilometres of unspoilt sandy beaches, warm sunshine and many archaeological sites. Villages and towns that cater to everyone can be found all over Crete, from active family resorts, to secluded getaways and wild party spots.
Hersonissos and Malia are renowned party hotspots and are hugely popular among the young crowd. The capital Heraklion has a bustling and vibrant atmosphere and is home to the island’s famous archaeological museum. Sissi and Koutouloufari are just two of the island’s secluded and relaxing boltholes.
Said to be one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Crete is steeped in history and brimming with ancient sites that must be part of any holidays here. These include the ancient palaces at Knossos and Malia, the ancient island of Spinalonga and the stunning Lassithi Plateau, said to be the birthplace of Zeus.
With lively resorts, ancient sights and magnificent beaches, Crete is the perfect island for a sunny and memorable Greek holiday.
Flight duration to Crete 4 hours 30 minutes
Time difference +2 hour