If you want lashings of sun, sea and souvlaki then Crete holidays should be at the top of your list. Situated in the southern Aegean Sea, this Mediterranean hotspot is the largest of the Greek islands. There’s no shortage of postcard-perfect Blue Flag beaches to spend lazy sun-soaked days on, but if you want to explore historical Greece at its most beautiful, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Whether you want to chill out in Aghios Nikolaos, relax in the sun-kissed resorts of Chania and Bali or party all night in buzzing Malia, Crete holidays tick every box.
You'll be in for a treat if you're a foodie, as the island is known for having some of the best cuisine in Greece. Indulge in traditional Cretan cheese (with almost every village having its own signature taste), tuck into Sfakia pies (dough stuffed with traditional liquor raki and soft goats or sheep's cheese and fried) and pick up some Ntakos (a bruschetta style dish topped with tomato, olives, Cretan cream cheese and oil) during your holidays in Crete.
The best time to visit Crete is during the months of spring, but the climate is ideally suitable all-year-round. April to mid-October is a popular time to flock to this part of Greece, making spring best if you wish to escape excessive crowds. Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” is the nearest airport to Crete at a distance of 32km, and the region is well connected to all the major tourist hotspots. Crete holidays are a magical combo of vibrant cities, whitewashed villages and heavenly beaches and there is self-catering, full board and luxury holidays to suit every budget.
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