This Mediterranean island is famed for its mountainous landscapes and laidback atmosphere. Rich in history, including the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos, but with lively nightlife, Crete offers the best of ancient and modern.
Flights operate six times weekly with First Choice, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Ryanair and easyJet, summer only.
Things to do in Crete
- See the spectacular Palace of Knossos
The most famous and popular of all attractions in Crete, the Minoan Palace of Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and was probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture. More >>
- Visit Spinalonga Island and cruise in the serene Mirabello Bay
The unoccupied island with its abandoned fortress and small pebble beaches is one of the main tourist attractions in Crete which followed by a boat ride in one of Crete's most scenic areas, the Mirabello Bay, makes for a great day out.
- Set sail for Elafonissi Island
Recline on the superb sands or enjoy a swim in the bath-like waters of the Mediterranean, this island is a well kept secret. More >>
- Hike through the dramatic Samaria Gorge National Park
A major tourist attraction of the island, a must for visitors to Crete is to complete the walk down the gorge from the Omalos plateau to Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, followed by a scenic sail to the nearby village of Chora Sfakion. More >>
- Enjoy a typical Greek night
Experience a night out Greek style, fun for all the family with great local cuisine. Listen to the sounds of the famous Greek bouzouki and learn how to dance like Zorbas! More >>