Cheap Holidays to Crete
Crete is Greece’s largest island and with it comes all the activities, attractions and excitement you’d expect from a destination of its size. For an island steeped in history, where the myths and legends of ancient Greece resonate though the air, Crete also offers fantastic nightlife and some beautiful, modern holiday resorts. Stunning beaches and lots of unspoilt scenery to explore top off this great Greek holiday destination.
Most popular island in Greece
Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. This beautiful island, situated in the Mediterranean, enjoys year round sunshine. There are spectacular beaches to the south, a mountainous range inland and a wealth of fascinating attractions. The glorious bays and beaches make this the number one sun seeker destination. The island’s archaeological sites, such as the Samaria Gorge, make for a great day out away from the heat of the beach. The island is easy to move around and the major resorts are all easily accessible from Heraklion airport.
From family friendly to vibrant, late nights
There are many popular resorts on the island. Hersonissos is a vibrant and cosmopolitan resort east of Heraklion. The lively package resort of Heraklion offers a diverse vibrant nightlife with numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Malia is a real party town, expect late nights and lazy days. Try Stalis if you are looking for an easily accessible, family friendly resort. Aghios Nikoloas is a lovely spot in the east of the island. Perfect for long lazy days in the sun. Try Chania or Anissaras for a more sedate, laid back holiday.
Samaria Gorge National Park
Take an organised trip and discover the wonder of Europe’s longest gorge, stretching for over 11 miles. Trips are organised from Heraklion.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Showcases exhibits that span 5500 years and include pottery, jewellery and famous frescoes
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (2)
· Travel Time – Heraklion (HER) - 3 hours 55 minutes (London)
· Transfer Time – Malia - 30 minutes (Taxi)