Crete is the largest Greek island and is one of Greece’s most spectacular jewels. There is a holiday resort for everyone on the island of Crete, and plenty to do as well. You can visit the Palace of Knossos, enjoy a day at the family friendly Watercity, visit the eerie island of Spinalonga or hike down Samaria Gorge the choice is huge!
Steeped in mythology Crete was the birthplace of Zeus, the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur and so much more. In Crete your never far away from some sort of myth, legend or archaeological site.
You can start your Crete holiday off at one of two main airports in Crete. The first being Heraklion Airport (HER) on the north eastern side of the island. On the eastern side of Crete you will find a pleasant mix of resorts from the quiet and relaxing seaside resorts of Gouves, Kokkini Hani, Analipsi and Sissi to the more upbeat resorts of Stalis, Hersonissos and the party resort of Malia.
Further down the coast you will find the enchanting island of Spinalonga, the bottomless lake of Agios Nikolaos and the wealthy resort of Elounda where all the rich and famous choose to holiday.On the western side of Crete you can fly into Chania Airport (CHQ) and dive straight into the crystal clear waters of Rethymnon beach, take trip to the charming seaside resorts of Loutro and Sfakia.
If you want an active Crete holiday then choose to visit the Balos peninsula where you will see one of the most photographed beaches in Europe. If your still not tired then take a trip to Samaria Gorge and experience the rugged beauty of Crete.
There are certainly a few companies which now offer airport parking in the UK and they cover almost all the airports that people use to fly to Crete from. Its more and more popular to choose airport parking as it allows you to travel to the airport in your own time and not have to rely on airport transfers to your chosen airport.
Airparks offer a wide range of car parks at all the UK’s major airports. From on airport parking for the greatest convenience, off airport parking for the best prices and meet and greet airport parking for that VIP service. There is also Purple Parking which is a new service offering airport parking and of course there are a few other main airport parking companies which have been around for a few years including Purple Parking and APH (Airport Parking & Hotels)
Private taxi transfers
As we regularly fly from island to island we use a company called Hoppa who are the leading provider for low-
When you arrive in Heraklion or Chania airport, you collect your luggage, find the Hoppa representative who are normally straight outside the arrivals door, they all speak perfect English and direct you to your coach which has an English speaking driver and once everyone is ready your off to your resort.
When you arrive in Crete you are normally provided with a guide to the sights of Crete and the cost of some excursions with Hoppa which can be very useful if you haven’t visited before and have just bought Crete flights and hotels separately.