It's a huge island with bags of character, we know you'll just love holidays in Crete. It's got everything from gorgeous sands to pebble coves and dramatic cliffs. It's steeped in legend, soaked in sunshine, and littered with little villages, romantic retreats and perfect places to party. And its long, long summers promise sunshine whenever you've got a week to spare. So whether you're planning well ahead or looking for last minute holidays, in Crete there'll always be something to suit your style and budget.
And that's just for starters … Once you're there you'll find watersports galore from lively beaches, and peaceful bays for snoozing in the sun. There's fast food, fine food and fresh fish dishes in a feast of bars, restaurants and traditional tavernas. And summer holidays in Crete can be as lively or leisurely as you like. Walkers will love the wild and rugged Samaria Gorge – a sturdy hike from the hills to the sea. Shoppers are spoilt for choice for stunning jewellery, leather bags, boots and belts, and arty studio ceramics. And if sightseeing is more your thing, you won't beat the island home of the Minotaur for Roman ruins, Minoan palaces and beautiful Byzantine churches.
With family fun hotels in Rethymnon and Hersonissos, a night scene in Malia that's stamina-testing, a honeymoon haven in Koutouloufari, and 5-star service in Elounda and Aghios Nicolaos, you'll find Crete on the cheap, holidays lavish with spoil-yourself luxury … and everything in between. Travel to Crete and your choices have just begun.
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Resorts in Crete include Aghia Marina, Crete, Aghios Nikolaos, Almyrida, Chania, Elounda, Georgioupolis, Gerani, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Hersonissos, Horafakia, Istron And Kalo Chorio, Kalives, Kamilari, Kamisiana, Kissamos, Kokkini Hani, Kolymbari, Koutouloufari, Lyttos Beach, Maleme, Malia, Nea Kydonia, Piskopiano Village, Platanias, Prina, Rethymnon and Stalis.
Looking for holidays in Greece? Our Greece holiday destinations include Corfu, Crete, Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Kos, Lefkas, Meganissi, Parga, Paxos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Skopelos, Thassos and Zante.