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Crete Holidays

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Crete Holidays 2020

Crete is the largest and most southerly Greek Islands, which means sun, sea and sand on a bigger scale. Crete experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and cooler winters.

What type of holiday does Crete offer?

Brimming with majestic mountains, gorges to hike, plains to see and curving coastline to drive – there’s a plethora of things to do in Crete. 

That’s without mentioning over 5,000 years of history, culture, and delicious mezzes on hand that make a holiday in Crete unique.

Visit Aghios Nikolaos, which lies east of Heraklion or popular Gouves. Or why not try Rethymnon? Located between Heraklion and Chania, it offers a mega 12km of beach, a beautiful old town and lots of history.  

Crete is great for:

  • All inclusive holidays - Crete offers some stunning five star resorts that are ideal for a cheap couple’s holiday. Mitsis Laguna Resort or Creta Maris Beach Resort are popular options.
  • Cheap holidays - Looking for some good nightlife by the beach? Malia is a great option for a cheap beach holiday. 
  • Family holidays - Crete is great for cheap package holidays but is also very affordable island. If you’re planning on all inclusive, you won’t need much spending money at all, and meals out and alcohol are reasonably priced.

Crete at a glance

Discover the best beaches

Secluded bays, sandy shores and family-friendly beaches

Must-visit historical sites

Don't miss out on the Palace of Knossos

Sample the local food

Delectable cheese, succulent fish & some of the best olive oil you've ever tried

Cultural hotspot not to miss

Stroll past the Venetian buildings in Rethymno's Old Quarter

Try the local wine

Discover one of the oldest wine-producing areas in Europe

Popular with couples

Stroll down Agios Nikolaos' colourful harbour

Things to do in Crete

Things to do in Crete

Things to do in Crete

Holidays in Crete allow you to marvel at the rich history the island has to offer. Enjoy the wealth of cultural and historical sites or go for a drive through one of the coastal Greek Island towns. Whether it’s Gouves with its bustling Kato Gouves beach; Stalis which is located between Malia and Herssonissos, Elounda with two Blue Flag beaches or Aghia Pelagia, there’ll be something to interest you.  

Things to do in Rethymnon:

  • Rimondi Fountain – Built in 1626, this Venetian fountain is complete with Corinthian details and intricacies.
  • Fortezza of Rethymnon – Yet another Venetian inspired structure, this 16th-century fortress offers views from above, overlooking Rethymnon’s town and port.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete – Housed in a Venetian building, this museum boasts artwork by Lefteris Kanakakis as well as other popular Greek artists.
Things to do in Chania & Hersonissos

Things to do in Chania & Hersonissos

Things to do in Chania:

  • Old Venetian Harbour – This lively harbour is known for its pleasant views and delicious cafes and restaurants.
  • Archaeological Museum of Chania – If you’re interested in historical artefacts, this is the place for you! Discover a range of Minoan and Roman treasures in this museum.
  • Firka Fortress – This Venetian fortress houses a nautical museum and it also offers up stunning surrounding views of the nearby harbour.

Things to do in Hersonissos:

  • Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre – Expect shows and exhibits from the popular marine life in the area, as well as activities with a range of reptiles including snakes.
  • Labyrinth Park – The perfect spot for families, this park has everything from mini-golf to horseback riding.
  • Dinosauria Park – All things dinosaur related can be found here! From huge dinosaur models to historical fossils and informative films.

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Crete weather

Crete weather
Jan
14°C
Avg. Dry Days 12
Feb
15°C
Avg. Dry Days 13
Mar
16°C
Avg. Dry Days 18
Apr
18°C
Avg. Dry Days 18

Your Crete questions answered

Crete is open for business between April - mid-October. But the best time to visit Crete is late spring to early summer as you’ll miss the crowds and still get lovely weather to enjoy.

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