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.

The Best Time to Visit Crete

When is the best time to visit Crete? This is the land of long sandy beaches, epic mountain ranges, palm tree forests and vibrant bustling cities that share their home with ancient monuments. Architecture from the Venetians, Minoans and Ottomans ...

Things to do in Crete

Dreaming of soaking up the sunshine in Greece? The island of Crete has it all – ancient ruins and attractions, dramatic mountainous landscapes, lush olive groves, a buzzing nightlife, pristine white-sand beaches and attractions galore for the little ...

Best Places to Visit in Crete

Crete has it all – glorious sunshine, beautiful beaches and some of the most delicious fare in the whole of the Mediterranean. As the fifth-biggest island in the Mediterranean and the largest in Greece, there's plenty to explore, including ancient ...

Best Beaches in Crete

As the largest and most southern of the Greek islands, Crete is renowned for its pleasantly warm temperatures on both land and in its surrounding waters. Whether you are after a safe spot for swimming with the kids, Blue Flag beaches with tavernas ...

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 ...

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 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. With ...

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

 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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