Quick Guide to Crete
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and it boasts pretty much everything you'd hope to discover in Greece: fascinating myths and history, gorgeous beaches, fun resorts with great nightlife and beautiful scenery. You could spend a holiday in 2017 visiting archaeological sites, swimming in the Mediterranean, or sampling the island's best olive oils - plus much more besides. Crete was once the centre of the Minoan civilisation, and is often touted as the prettiest of the Greek islands. We say a holiday to Crete is definitely in order to judge for yourself!
At 260 kilometres long and 60 kilometres wide there are plenty of places to go, so it's easy to find both cheap, packaged Crete holidays for fun in the sun without busting your budget, or something a little more out there for a trip to remember! The island is divided into four areas - Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi. In each of these, the busier resorts tend to be on the north coast, whilst the south coast is largely more rugged and undiscovered. Obviously both coasts have plenty of great beaches though!
Fab holidays for:
Bargain beach holidays, Buzzing nightlife, Fascinating history
Heraklion and Chania Airport
Did you know?
Hippocrates, which many see as the founder of medicine, used to prescribe Crete air as a healing agent to his patients.