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Crete is the largest of the 6000 Greek Islands and great for family holidays & all inclusive breaks. Divided into 4 regions, Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi Crete has something for everyone!
Just one glance at the turquoise waters surrounding the island and you will fall in love with Crete. Full of Venetian history, Greek mythology and awash with ancient sights Crete is renowned for its architecture, warm people and golden beaches.
A lively & cosmopolitan resort, Hersonissos is a particular favourite with couples, young people and the young at heart. The main promenade is lined with shops, al fresco bars, clubs and restaurants and there is a fantastic water park, perfect for that cheap family holiday.
More information on Hersonissos Journey time from the airport 25 minutes (Approximately)
Formerly a fishing village, this popular resort has everything to fulfil your idea of Greece as a holiday destination. Back in the 60s it was a favoured destination for Mr Walt Disney amongst many others which says a lot about the vibe here. Although much more tourist driven now, the pretty harbour is still typically Greek and you can watch the hustle and bustle at one of the many harbour front cafes!... If it's good enough for Walt Disney...
More information on Agios Nikolaos Journey time from the airport 60 minutes (Approximately)
Surrounded by the impressive White Mountain range, this archaeological haven has amongst its highlights a Venetian harbour, stunning architecture, narrow winding streets and beach front tavernas aplenty. Perfect for couples breaks and family holidays alike, this peaceful district in Crete is sure to please.
More information on Chania Journey time from the airport 120 minutes (Approximately)
If it's a party you are after, this is your town! The hip young things all hang out in this bustling resort where the streets are lined with bars, tourist shops and fast food outlets. For cheap accommodation, heaps of facilities on your doorstep and plenty of fun you don't need to venture much further than Malia.
More information on Malia Journey time from the airport 30 minutes (Approximately)
Crete Fact file
Flying time from UK: 4 hours Currency: Euros Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 35Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +300 days. Top tip:Take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island - a former leper colony, steeped in history with plenty of archaeological finds... something you won't do every day! You can read up on it before you go in the famous book 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop.