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Crete

Sitting in the Mediterranean Sea between the coast of North Africa and Greece, Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and its geographical location means it has wonderful warm weather from May to October making it a popular destination for visitors looking for beach holidays. Crete offers a wonderful fusion of ancient history and culture with modern resorts and amenities meaning Crete holidays appeal to a wide spectrum of visitors.

Surrounded by the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Crete is the perfect holiday destination. Soft golden beaches line secluded bays all around the island’s coast while the mountain range inland offers a spectacular backdrop to the golden sands of the coast. However Crete holidays are not just about relaxing under the sun on wonderful beaches, Crete boasts a rich history with Romans, Minoans and Venetians among those who have left their mark on the island. The architecture is a blend of the old and the new with medieval castles sitting alongside modern ports and beach resorts.

Crete holidays have something to offer for everyone, if you are looking for a family holiday with good facilities, water sports and entertainment but still a feeling of traditional Greek culture then a resort like Gouves could offer the perfect place for your Crete holiday. For those looking for a quieter resort then Sissi with its picturesque harbour, narrow streets and traditional Greek tavernas offers a more relaxing break in Crete. For those looking for a lively party scene on their holiday to Crete then Malia is the perfect resort, with plenty of water sports and day time activities, a fabulous beach and a strip of lively bars, pubs and clubs Malia offers the best nightlife on Crete.

Holidays to Crete offer something for everyone, with resorts appealing to those looking for family holidays, couples looking for romantic holidays, those looking to simply relax in the Mediterranean sun or those looking for a party holiday, this Greek island ticks every box. Book the perfect holiday in 2015 and 2017 today.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Euro
Language: Greek
Local Time: GMT+2
Flight time: Approx. 4 Hour flight from UK


Things to enjoy on Crete Holidays

One of the great attractions of Crete holidays is discovering the ancient ruins and historic sites of the island. The ruins of the palace of Knossos are a particular draw with many visitors enjoying a visit to these ruins of the Minoan civilisation. Other cultural attractions for those on holidays in Crete include the Venetian architecture in the port city of Hania on the west of the island, the archaeological museum in Heraklion is also a popular attraction.

For many visitors on holidays to Crete relaxing on one of the wonderful beaches under the hot Mediterranean sun is all the action they seek, for those looking for a bit more activity there are great facilities for a variety of water sports including windsurfing, jet skiing and parasailing. For those who prefer dry land why not trek through the Samaria gorge and national park and appreciate the wonderful scenery and calming atmosphere. Other activities available on Crete holidays include golf or for a family excursion why not visit the island’s water park.

Looking for the perfect souvenir of your Crete holiday? then head to any of the picturesque towns or villages for traditional Cretan goods such as honey, wines, leather goods, terracotta and some beautiful Byzantine ornaments. Wander through the markets and prepare to haggle to find yourself a bargain. Heraklion, Agios and Hania offer great market.


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