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Crete


Under the rule of Greece but with its own strong sense of identity, Crete is the country’s largest island and offers a strikingly diverse variety of terrains, from verdant greenery to white sands to snowy peaks, known as the Lefka Ori (White Mountains). The Ideon Cave, located on Mount Ida – the highest peak – is said to be the birthplace of Zeus, the great ancient Greek god. With dozens of mountain villages and Bronze Age settlements to explore, glittering azure lagoons to luxuriate by and exhilarating activities such as hiking, climbing and water-sports to enjoy, a visit to Crete truly represents an escape from everyday life.

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Elounda Bay Palace Hotel

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Sitting beside the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, the exquisite Eluonda Bay Palace Hotel is a superb choice for a luxury holiday on the stunning Greek island of Crete. Perfect for families, couples and friends, guests can spend their days...

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£1039

Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort

Crete

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Combining traditional Cretan design, with a heavenly position overlooking the dazzling saphire sea, the Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort is a dream holiday destination. Featuring an exceptional array of facilities for all ages, it’s a superb choice...

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£1059

Elounda Mare Hotel

Crete

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If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, with the finest Greek hospitality and mesmerising sea views, look no further than the Elounda Mare Hotel. Boasting an idyllic coastal location, this luxury property is ideal for a special romantic retreat,...

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£1149

Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites

Crete

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Perched on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous blue waters of the Aegean Sea, the magnificent Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites promise the ultimate in holiday indulgence. Ideal for a dream family break, a romantic getaway or a sumptuous wedding, the...

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£1239

Amirandes Grecotel Resort

Crete

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Looking out across the Aegean Sea, the luxurious Amirandes Grecotel offers an exquisite sun-soaked sanctuary on the stunning Greek island of Crete. An ideal pick for an unforgettable family break, a romantic getaway, or a dream beach wedding, the...

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£1329

St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel and Villas

Crete

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Overlooking the glorious turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the sumptuous St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel and Villas, on the gorgeous island of Crete, offer a unique escape in a stunning location. Boasting an array of exceptional amenities and exquisite...

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£1329

Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas

Crete

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Looking out across the tranquil turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas tick all the boxes for a superb family holiday or romantic getaway. Guests can soak up the glorious Greek sun beside the swimming pool or on the...

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£1369

Domes of Elounda Autograph

Crete

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Escape to a luxury Greek paradise, with a stay at the elegant Domes of Elounda. Boasting an idyllic beachside location, and attractively adorned with flower gardens and olive groves, this luxury resort offers an authentic Mediterranean experience....

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£1469

Elounda Peninsula All Suites Hotel

Crete

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Overlooking an idyllic bay, with glistening azure waters as far as the eye can see; the Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel is set for a heavenly holiday. Designed in a simple style that features elegant furnishings throughout, this is a blissful place...

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Things to do in Crete


During the Bronze Age, Crete was home to a great number of Minoan settlements, many of which exist in beautifully preserved states to this day. The most popular is Knossos, ancient finds from which are displayed in the Iráklio Museum of Architecture, another fascinating spot that is certainly worth visiting. If you just can’t wait to get outdoors and take in the rolling landscape to the East of the island, you should certainly look into taking a hike along the beautiful but eerily-named Gorge of the Dead – so named because Crete’s ancient civilisations would bury their dead in the caves there. If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand, Crete has it all in abundance. Elafonisi beach is a well-known beauty spot on the island, boasting a beautiful islet that can be reached on foot at low tide via a sandbar. The islet boasts a number of smaller secluded beaches hidden from the mainland, and is popular with nature lovers interested in birds migrating to Africa. Of course, Crete’s beaches also offer activities such as surfing and diving for those looking for a thrill.

Weather in Crete


With summer highs in Crete reaching around 26 degrees Celsius, though even in mid-spring, temperatures are likely to surpass twenty degrees. Winters are often cold and wet, however, and the temperatures in the higher regions of the White Mountains are often icy.