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The island of Crete is the largest in Greece in the southern part of the Aegean Sea and it has a truly magical atmosphere  with beautiful landscpaes, charming coastal towns and villages. Heraklion , Chania , Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Malia are some of the most popular and preferred resorts in Crete with world famous cuisine and hospitality.

Discover Great deals on holiday to crete, The old town of Chania is known for its world-renowned Venetian lighthouse, white mountains, The aristocratic suburb of Halepa and Kum Kapi for its bars cafes and restaurants.  It is also the most ideal destination for thrill seekers with all kinds of water sports, scuba diving,  canyoning, hiking and fun activities.

It is also  known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mt. Ida, the tallest of the range, is home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artifacts, and Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement and holidays to Heraklion have been very popular and most visited  tourist spot. Book a cheap holiday to Crete with Plenty Holidays.

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CRETE INFORMATION

Currency

Euro

Language

Greek

Time Zone

GMT+03.00

Avg. Flight Time

3h 45m

Peak Travel

June-September

Price of a pint

€2.50

MORE ABOUT CRETE

Beaches
Beaches

Crete is the largest island of Greece and its coastline of 1,046 m (650 miles) provides hundreds of beautiful beaches. Located between the southern side of Aegean Sea and the northern side of the Libyan Sea, Crete gets very popular in summer due to the gorgeous beaches, the traditional lifestyle of the locals and the beautiful nature.
Among the most exotic sandy, Crete beaches are Balos, a wonderful place in Chania with crystal Caribbean-like water. This place amazes visitors with stunning natural beauty. Another of the most beautiful beaches of Crete is the exotic beach of Elafonissi in Chania, on the westernmost spot of Crete, as well as the long, sandy beach of Falassarna. Finding a perfect beach is not a problem for visitors, as there are nice clean beaches in Crete all around the island. Some Crete beaches are organized and others are secluded, but all are clean.

Water Sports
Water Sports

If you are a lover of Crete Water Sports, this island can be your personal paradise during your holiday. Unique routes to the north or south coast, unexplored bays, swimming in crystal clear waters and unique exercise in the sea are just some of the water activities you can experience in your holidays in Crete.
The extremely beautiful and interesting terrain of the Cretan land is impressing even below the sea level: canyons, cliffs, vertical walls, meadows, caves and shipwrecks remain hidden beneath the surface. Tides and strong currents are extremely rare due to the morphology and the relatively small area of the Mediterranean.
There are also. many diving centers throughout the island (mostly in the north) responding to divers of all categories. In Southern Crete, the Libyan Sea, with its crystal clear water, offers the most interesting bottom topography in the Mediterranean.

Family Fun
Family Fun

It’s all about family in Crete. Expect to find families welcomed everywhere, even at late-night dinners! It’s a family paradise here, whether your clan is into outdoorsy active fun, learning about history and mythology, the animal kingdom or simply playing on the beach, you’ll find a huge amount of choice in Crete. If you can tear yourselves away from the pool at your luxury family villa, here are our top tips for the best family fun in Crete.
There are so many things to do in Crete with families and and it is often voted one of the most popular and safe destinations for family holidays. Crete is known for its rich culture and amazing scenery. You will discover stunning sunny beaches with crystal clear waters, rocky coves in idyllic landscapes, endless groves, delicious food and of course, the unsurpassed Cretan hospitality. We asked George – a local holiday specialist and dad to a little one – who lives in Crete to share his top 10 things to do in Crete for kids.
Kids will love scrambling to the top of dozens of different rides here and sliding, swooshing and splashing out the other side.

Nightlife
Nightlife

In the beautiful town of Rethymno in Rethymno there is a nice variety of bars and dance venues, taverns and restaurants. The wildest scenes for nightlife in Crete is the region from Malia and Stalis to Elounda. There are many clubs in Malia andStalis, the two places that are mostly frequented by British tourists.
Concerning Crete nightlife, in Chania Town in Chania, you will find plenty of bars and clubs, some well-hidden in the picturesque alleys of the old town and others lining the waterfront with a gorgeous view to the night sky. In the beautiful town of Rethymno in Rethymno, there is a nice variety of bars and dance venues, taverns and restaurants.
For a more peaceful night, enjoy a long dinner in the many taverns around Crete. These taverns have delicious recipes and local wine or raki. If you have the chance, do not also miss the famous panigiria events of Crete that include traditional music and dancing till the sunrise.