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Holiday Guide to Greece – Crete

Crete Holidays
Crete holidays are extremely popular with British holiday makers, being the largest and most southern of all the Greek Islands with beautiful sandy beaches, spectacular landscapes and historical sites to visit. The Crete holiday season lasts from April to November when the temperature rises from the early 20`s through to the 30`s at the height of summer.
Crete holidays offer delightful resorts, from picturesque mountain villages with whitewashed walls, painted shutters and cobbled streets, to coastal towns and gorgeous sandy beaches with plenty of water sports.
For Crete holidays you can fly into Chania on the beautiful west side of Crete and explore the Samaria Gorge, or fly into Heraklion in the busier east side of the island, where you can head to Malia, the party hotspot with bars, pubs, discos and nightclubs open until the sun comes up.
Some of the ancient ruins and archaeological sites to visit on a Crete holiday include the Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaestos, as well as Gortyn, Zakros and Malia. The many Crete museums are interesting to understand Cretan history.
Water sports such as banana boat rides, pedaloes, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, kayaking and jet skiing are all very popular, whilst scuba diving, island jeep safaris, mountain biking and horse riding are all available.

General Information

Ideal for Couples

The beautiful resort of Rethymnon is perfect for couples looking for excellent restaurants and a beautiful beach on Crete holidays, the largest of the Greek Islands..

Great for Families

Crete holidays offer many family friendly resorts where you will find plenty of activities and superb beaches, such as the beautiful resort of Sissi and Gouves, which sits between Hersonissos and Heraklion..

Fantastic Restaurants

Whether you fancy international dishes from all over the world or wish to sample the delicious local cuisine, resorts such as Elounda and Chania boast fantastic restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes..

Fantastic Nightlife

Malia is the party capital for Crete holidays, filled with bars, pubs, discos and nightclubs to keep you dancing from dusk until dawn, whilst the harbour front of Hersonissos has a superb atmosphere as the sun goes down..

Sandy Beaches

Crete holidays offer you an amazing amount of excellent sandy beaches that gently shelve into the warm Mediterranean Sea, from Stalis and Malia to Chania and kokini Hani..

Great Day Trips

For an island steeped in history it is no surprise that Crete holidays are filled with wonderful day trips. Heraklion is a fascinating town to explore, whilst Aghia Pelaghia is a great base from where to explore Crete..

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