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About Crete

Holidays to Crete offer an unbeatable combination of sandy beaches, stunning countryside and a wealth of myths and legends. As the largest of the Greek Islands and fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea, Crete boasts 650 miles of coastline, from the cosmopolitan towns of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in the east to the Blue Flag beaches and historical old town of Chania in the west. Families will love the 12-kilometre-plus swathes of sand in the Rethymnon area, while late-night revellers can find a recovery spot on the beaches of the Heraklion area. Crete is also a treasure trove of history, with evidence of the Minoans, who lived here more than 4,000 years ago, credited with being the birthplace of modern civilisation. The Palace of Knossos, in the Heraklion area, is a must-see. Finally, the island's unspoilt scenery is best experienced at Samaria Gorge, Europe's longest at 16 kilometres, located an hour's drive from Chania.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Crete, our top picks for the best time to travel would be August

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Largest of the Greek Islands, Crete boats a blend of Mediterranean cultures that can be seen in it's food, architecture and people. A favourite holiday destination for its long summer season

Crete Blog posts

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The Perfect Crete Itinerary: 7 Days in Crete, Greece

16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

Without a doubt, Greece is one of my favourite countries. I adore the islands, the cuisine, the quaint towns with the hospitable locals and, of course, the beaches. Furthermore, I feel secure travelling alone in Greece as a woman. Therefore, when friends of mine proposed a holiday in Crete, I instantly said “YES!” and......

Weather in Crete

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Crete

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