Holidays in Crete Island

    Crete is the largest Greek island of Greece, located in the southern side of the Aegean Sea. One of the most popular destinations of the country, holidays in Crete is the dream of a lifetime for millions of tourists. However, despite the tourist development in some places, Crete Greece also keeps intact its unique character. Its long history has left evident marks on the greek island: Minoan palaces, Venetian towns, Medieval Castles, Ottoman mosques and Byzantine monasteries constitute the most important sightseeing. And of course the most distinctive characteristic is the beaches. This Crete island travel guide will give you all the necessary information to organize your holiday in Greece.

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    Travel guide to Crete, Greece

    Located on the southern side of the Aegean Sea, Crete is the largest island of Greece and among the most popular tourist destinations. Due to its large size and rich culture, this place offers amazing things to see and do, which is why Crete holidays is such an amazing experience for people. Discover our Crete travel guide and find out about the best sightseeings in the 4 prefectures of the island.


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    With a rich historical and cultural background, Crete island is a wonderful place with distinctive differences from the rest of Greece in terms of customs, daily life and nature. Crete holidays is an amazing experience and will give you valuable moments to cherish. Located on the southern side of Greece, this is the largest island of the country and highly developed in tourism, without losing its traditional character though. Our Crete island travel guide will give you all the necessary information to understand the region.


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    The island of Crete, in Greece, is large in size and divided in four administrational regions: Chania and Rethymno on the western side, Heraklion and Lassithi on the eastern side. The northern coasts of Crete are more developed in tourism, while the southern coasts keep a more secluded environment. Holidays in Crete can be both busy or secluded, depending on your preferences.


    • Chania
      Chania
    • Heraklion
      Heraklion
    • Lassithi
      Lassithi
    • Rethymno
      Rethymno

    Accommodation

    Greeka proposes a large variety of accommodation on the island of Crete, including hotels, villas and studios. Each accommodation is presented with photos, detailed text and Google map. Ideally we suggest you choose a hotel by the seaside and rent a car for few days to explore the region and the authentic character of the locals.


    Villages

    Chania town in Crete island

    The villages of Crete, in Greece, distinguish for the lovely architecture and the warm hospitality of the locals. The largest towns are located on the northern side of the island and stand out for the wonderful Venetian style. Chania Town and Rethymno Town, in particular, amaze visitors at first glance with their old ports and the Old Towns, with the paved paths, the elegant mansions and the arches. A drive around the island will also bring you to lovely seaside places with limited tourist development and also mountainous villages with traditional lifestyle. You will love the locals sitting at the village square, drinking their coffee and chatting. This is actually the most characteristic from villages in Crete. View our travel guide of Crete villages and find information about some of the most beautiful villages of Greece.


    Beaches

    Balos beach in Chania in Crete island

    The beaches of Crete island are world famous for their crystal water and the relaxing atmosphere. No matter which region of the island you are visiting, you will certainly find the best beach for yor holiday. Organized or secluded, easy or tricky to reach, sandy or pebbled, all beaches have something special. Particularly impressive will be the trips to Balos, Elafonissi, Falassarna, Preveli and Vai, where you will be amazed by the natural beauty and the exotic water of these beaches. View our travel guide of Crete beaches and find information about some of the best beaches in Greece.


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