Crete

Crete

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is home to rugged landscapes, sun-drenched beaches, quiet villages and epic mountain ranges. Hire a car on your villa holiday and get ready to explore it all. Trek across Europe’s longest gorge, take a leisurely stroll along a white-sand beach, or walk up to the cave where Zeus was supposedly born. Crete has a rich culture and history that links back to Minoans, who were the first advanced civilization of Europe, dating back 4000 years. Visit its Turkish bath houses, the Palace of Knossos, and the many Byzantine monasteries in the hills to get a feel for what ancient life was like on this stunning island.

Best Places to Visit in Crete

Best Places to Visit in Crete

Discover the best places to visit in Crete for couples and families with our guide to must-see attractions and points of interest. ...
Best Beaches in Crete

Best Beaches in Crete

Heading to Greece\'s largest island? Here\'s our guide to the best beaches in Crete for sunbathing, swimming, water sports and romantic sunsets. ...
On the Gourmet Trail. Greece: Moussaka

On the Gourmet Trail. Greece: Moussaka

Want a taste of Greece without leaving the country? Try our easy to follow Moussaka recipe. Ingredients 750g/1lb 10½oz lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp dried oregano 1½ tsp dried mint 1 bay leaf 1 cinnamon stick 1 ...
5 of the best Greek islands to holiday

5 of the best Greek islands to holiday

Greece’s charms span across the mainland and its many archipelagos. So much so, it’s often hard to pick which are the best Greek islands to holiday on. Regardless of whether you’re drawn by Zante’s coves or Crete’s picturesque harbours, here’s a ...
Crete – beautiful beaches for a self-catering holiday

Crete – beautiful beaches for a self-catering holiday

Crete is a Greek island made for lazing summer days away on. It doesn’t get much better than the stunning coastline surrounding Chania, or the inviting waters near Heraklion. When visiting Crete, beautiful beaches can be found almost everywhere. ...
Best Mediterranean places to visit for cycling holidays

Best Mediterranean places to visit for cycling holidays

There’s something idyllic about cycling along a clifftop track while the sea gently crashes beneath you. Apart from that and the whizz of your hubs, the world seems mysteriously quiet. It’s moments like this that make cycling holidays in the ...
Crete holidays – cheap things to do on a self-catering break

Crete holidays – cheap things to do on a self-catering break

 The Greek island of Crete is among the world’s most beloved holiday destinations. The chances are you’ll know it for its sun-splashed resorts and world-class nightlife. But there’s far more to Crete than Preveli Beach and Heraklion’s strips – it’s ...
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