Say hello to... Crete
Sandy beaches, seafront tavernas, ancient palaces and neon nightlife – Crete holidays have the lot. It’s a place of delectable cuisine, from your standard cheese and olives to local wine, honey-covered goods and freshly caught fish. So enjoy the fine food and drink as you uncover Crete's Minoan history.
No.4 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
Congrats to Crete! Thousands of happy holidaymakers have crowned this gorgeous Greek Island number 4 in TripAdvisor's Top 25 Destinations in the World.
- Party lovers – Malia is Crete’s hottest spot when it comes to nightlife. Its beachfront bars and clubs promise booming sound systems, laser shows and foam parties. Elsewhere, there’s a share of waterfront clubs, while the smaller towns boast live music bars where you can listen to everything from traditional Greek tunes to jazz.
- History lovers – Crete is steeped in history. Some of the mountainside villages have barely changed in centuries, while the sprawling ruins at Knossos are over 3,000 years old. Heraklion’s museum is one of the finest in Greece and will teach you everything essential about the island’s past, including its glory days under King Minos.
- Beach fans – Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands and comes with an unbeatable beach-blanketed coastline to complete every holiday snap album. You’re sure to find the perfect spot, whether you’re after superb sandy stretches for sunbathing, rocky coves for snorkelling or wind-swept waters for surfing.