Crete

 
 
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Crete is an enchanted island that transports visitors to a time where mythology ruled the land. As Greek’s largest island, this destination is the embodiment of ‘The Greek Experience’ as it savours its heritage and mesmerises tourists with tales of the past. The sun shines bright on this island and it basks in the glory of having one of the best climates in Europe. Consequently, Crete’s mountain ranges, sandy beaches and unique wildlife can always be seen in the best light.

This island has a strong relationship with tourists and it warmly welcomes visitors to the shores every year. The north coast is particularly popular for those seeking a vibrant nightlife, whereas a quieter paradise can be found in the west.

Although magical in nature, it is not a myth that Crete is an exceptional holiday destination.

 
 
 
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crete Facts

 
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CURRENCY

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AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

11-24ºc

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COST OF A PINT

£2.50

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Rethymno and CHania

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FLIGHT TIME

4 hours

 
 

 

travel tips for first timers

 
 
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⭐️ Enjoy the spa. Crete is home to some luxurious hotels so find some time to visit a spa for some essential relaxation. There you can choose from a range of treatments and start your holiday in style.

 

⭐️ Visit medieval towns. There is an abundance of history on this island, and a trip to Rethymno and Chania are perfect if you are interested in uncovering the past.

 

⭐️ Take a hike! As Crete is home to stunning mountain ranges it also offers the opportunity for some great walks. Samariá Gorge is an unforgettable place to start as it has over 12 canyons.

 

⭐️ Try the local cuisine. Greece is famous for its rich, delicious foods so make sure that you visit a local tavern. Taste a bit of everything by ordering a variety of appetisers rather than one main meal.


⭐️ Miss the crowds. Crete is a popular holiday destination all year round and many travel there in the winter months to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the island all to themselves.

 
 
 

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