Largest and most southern of the Greek islands, Crete boasts an exciting history as well as a hot sunny climate which guarantees a fantastic holiday. About 250kms long and 56kms wide, Crete was the cradle of Mediterranean civilisation, and is the home of numerous impressive archaeological sites. According to legend, Crete was the birthplace of Zeus, and the lair of the Minotaure lies beneath the Palace of Knossos.
Crete boasts a diverse and stunning natural beauty ranging from steep and narrow gorges to majestic snow-topped mountains, fertile plains and green plateaux, magnificent beaches and untamed coastlines with secluded coves. The landscape is also wonderfully rich in wildlife, plants and flowers, all complementing the magnetic appeal of an island full of history and traditions, an island that undeniably displays great charm and character.
Major towns and resorts are scattered along the north coastal road all within easy driving distance from each other,
Best Time to VisitApril to October
An island diverse and stunning natural beauty from steep and narrow gorges to majestic snow-topped mountains, magnificent beaches and untamed coastlines with secluded coves……
with the capital Heraklion in the centre offering plenty of local flavour and a superb Archaeological Museum well worth a visit.
From bustling cosmopolitan resorts to peaceful picturesque villages, stylish nightlife or traditional fish tavernas, whatever your age, whatever your taste, there is a perfect corner of Crete for you.