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Crete Holidays - Guides and holidays to Crete for 2022/23

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Take a holiday to Crete, the magical Greek island and find romantic coves, traditional villages, blue flag beaches and the friendliest welcome

Take a holiday to Crete, the magical Greek island and find romantic coves, traditional villages, blue flag beaches and the friendliest welcome Last...

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Paragliding in Crete

Paragliding in Crete

The perfect way to see Crete is paragliding or parasailing through the sky.There are a few companies on the island offering Crete...

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Gournes

Gournes

The holiday resort of Gournes lies just 15 km from Heraklion airportGournes The village has some excellent hotels and apartments and a few bars and...

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Spinalonga Island

Spinalonga Island

The haunted island of Spinalonga is located just off Elounda and Agios Nikolaos in the bay of Mirabello, Crete. You can take a boat trip to...

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Platanias

Platanias

Platanias was once a mainly agricultural village, but now it has become one of the most cosmopolitan resorts on the west of Crete.Popular Platanias...

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Lassithi Plateau

Lassithi Plateau

Lassithi Plateau in Crete is a wonderfully cool and fertile area where you will find orange groves, vineyards, small towns pressed against the...

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos

Hersonissos or Chersonissos is a bustling small town situated between Heraklion and Stalis on the eastern side of Crete.Cosmopolitan Hersonissos Not...

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Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia is the perfect little holiday resort just 22km from the capital city of Heraklion, its a charming little fishing village with a long...

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Knossos Palace

Knossos Palace

Knossos Palace was the centre of Minoan Civilisation and the Capital City of the island of Crete.Knossos Palace Knossos Palace is located about 20...

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Crete scuba diving

Crete scuba diving

The ideal place to scuba dive has to be Crete, the underwater world in Crete is amazingly beautiful filled with shoals of rare fish and mini reefs...

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CretAquarium

CretAquarium

You will find the CretAquarium very easy to find, just follow the signposts to Gouves which is just a few kilometres from Heraklion Airport past...

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Stalis

Stalis

Stalis is on the North east coast of Crete between Malia and Hersonissos and is a relaxed resort popular with British holidaymaker's, European...

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Piskopiano Village

Piskopiano Village

As you're heading up the hill to Koutouloufari, you turn right at the well in the centre of the road, which brings you into the charming hillside...

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Koutouloufari

Koutouloufari

The charming village of Koutouloufari sits just above the port town of Hersonissos on the east side of Crete. Its a quiet little village nestled...

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Georgioupolis

Georgioupolis

Heading away from Chania towards the town of Rethymnon you will encounter upon the picturesque small fishing village of Georgioupolis.Popular...

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Gouves

Gouves

The resort of Gouves in Crete is the perfect choice for family holidays. With some lovely beaches and great places to eat.Traditional Crete The...

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Biking in Crete

Biking in Crete

Want to explore Crete and its wonderful countryside at a faster pace than just hiking or walking? Then the best way is hiring a mountain bike from...

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Golf in Crete

Golf in Crete

When choosing a golf holiday we highly recommend Crete as an ideal destination for all things Golf related.Golf in Crete If you want to play golf in...

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Sougia

Sougia

Sougia is a small charming fishing village on the south west side of Crete.Tranquil Sougia The village of Sougia attracts tourists from all over...

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Palekastro

Palekastro

If you're wanting a quiet relaxing holiday to Crete then you couldn't go far wrong by picking the sleepy fishing village of Palekastro on the...

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Koustogerako

Koustogerako

Koustogerako is a charming little village set in the White mountains just 10km south of Chania.  Its sits about 500m up into the White mountains...

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Elounda

Elounda

Elounda is located on the east coast of Crete and is famed for its luxury 5 star hotels built on the beaches of Elounda and into the hills.Star...

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Clubbers Guide to Crete

Clubbers Guide to Crete

The best place to go clubbing in Crete? Well there are two main towns to go clubbing and partying when you visit Crete depending on your taste in...

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Malia

Malia

Malia is the go-to town for party goers in the height of summer with a great mix of white sandy beaches, 24 hour bars, pubs and clubs as well as...

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Heraklion

Heraklion

Heraklion is the Capital city of Crete and is situated on the east side of the island. Bustling Heraklion  Heraklion attracts visitors from all over...

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Crete bungee jumping

Crete bungee jumping

Crete has some great scenery and bridges for jumping off, with a bungee rope attached of course!Crete bungee jumping If its bog standard Crete...

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Kokkini Hani

Kokkini Hani

Kokkini Hani is a small holiday resort just 10 minutes drive from Heraklion airport and the first tourist village you will see as you come out of...

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Sitia

Sitia

Sitia is another seaside town situated on the east of Crete in the Lassithi prefecture. Its is another town hardly touched by modern tourismSerene...

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Milatos

Milatos

Just past the quiet resort of Sissi you will come upon the fishing village of Milatos.Tranquil Milatos The reason Milatos only attracts a handful of...

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Kissamos and Kastelli

Kissamos and Kastelli

Kastelli is actually the capital town of the small area of Kissamos in the far north west area of Crete.The home of wine Kastelli is known more for...

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Almyrida

Almyrida

The village of Almyrida is a tiny little fishing hamlet situated just 40 minutes drive from the town of Chania.Almyrida or Almeritha is situated on...

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Agios Ioannis

Agios Ioannis

The small municipality of Agios Ioannis, which covers villages including Koutsounari, Agios Ioannis, Ferma and of course Agia Fotia.Of the four...

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Easter in Crete

Easter in Crete

Easter in Crete and Greece as a whole is celebrated in a different manner to what we have become accustomed to at home.Easter in Crete Rather than...

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Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is one of the biggest highlights in Crete and lies to the Western part of the island.Samaria Gorge Samaria Gorge lies on the south...

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Sfakia

Sfakia

When people talk of the traditional side of Crete, one of the first towns or regions to roll off the tongue is Sfakia.Sfakia  The are of Sfakia has...

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Matala

Matala

Located on the south east part of Crete, Matala has some of the most popular beaches on the island.Located on the south east part of Crete, Matala...

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Kalives

Kalives

Kalives is just 4 km away from the village of Almeritha and they are not so differentA river runs through it The town is split by a small river...

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Analipsi

Analipsi

Analipsi is a small quiet village situated between Hersonissos and Gouves on the east side of Crete.Where to find Analipsi Analipsi or Analipsis is...

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Maleme

Maleme

This small village on the west side of Crete is famous for being the staging point of the German assault on Crete in WWIIThe village of Maleme lies...

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Cretan Horse Riding

Cretan Horse Riding

Crete horse riding is a very popular pastime and organised tours are an excellent way to see parts of the island you would never see on foot or by...

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Malia Palace

Malia Palace

Malia Palace is situated just outside of Malia and draws tourists from all over the world to come and visit this once grand Minoan palace.Walking...

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Chrissi Island

Chrissi Island

Chrissi (Golden) or (Donkey Island) is an uninhabited island about 12 km off the coast of the town of Ierapetra. It is five km long and on average...

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Rethymnon

Rethymnon

Rethymnon is one of the most popular towns to visit on the West coast of Crete. It has everything you could need for an amazing holiday. Gorgeous...

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Loutro

Loutro

The village of Loutro is unique in Crete, hardly touched by tourism the village is completely cut off from any roads, and can only be reached by...

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Ierapetra

Ierapetra

Ierapetra is the most southern town located on the island of Crete. It has the fourth largest population on Crete and boasts the largest population...

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Akrotiri

Akrotiri

Akrotiri Peninsula lies just 10km away from the main city of Chania. The best thing about Akrotiri is it remains largely untouched by tourism, with...

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Chania

Chania

Chania pronounced Hania is the 2nd largest city in Crete, situated on the west of the island this is an amazing culturally different city.Perfect...

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Bali

Bali

Bali is an attractive fishing village near Rethymnon. With stunning beaches and geranium covered houses with blue doors this is the picture postcard...

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Mohos and Krassi

Mohos and Krassi

Mohos and Krassi are two small traditional villages that are nestled on the flowing plains of Lassithi Plateau, both villages are untouched by mass...

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Gerani

Gerani

Enjoy all inclusive holidays in the picture postcard village of Gerani near Platanias in CreteJust a stones throw from the more lively village of...

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Top 10 Crete beaches to visit

Top 10 Crete beaches to visit

Top 10 Crete beaches to visit Today we explore the top 10 Crete beaches to visit whilst you're on holiday on the wonderful island.  Whether it's...

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Four in Crete

Four in Crete

Four things to do in Crete There are few places in Europe where you can find such and amazing mix of cultures and landscapes in such a tiny little...

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Visit the East of Crete

Visit the East of Crete

Visit East Crete When people pick Crete as a vacation destination they either go for the east or the west side of the island.  The West is more laid...

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Visit the West Of Crete

Visit the West Of Crete

West Crete and why visit? Why do people prefer the visiting west Crete then?  Basically it boils down to the many varied resorts and small coastline...

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