Crete holidays

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13 May 2024 | 7 nights | 2 people
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Car rental

5* indulgent Crete beach escape with optional car hire

£489pp

Flights

4-nights

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UNDER £340 | Early-bird 5-star all-inclusive Crete getaway in 2024 with flights!

£336pp

All-inclusive • Flights

7-nights • April

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UNDER £290 | Cheap Crete! 4-star early-bird week with meals & flights

£288pp

Half-board • Flights

7-nights • April

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Crete: luxury 5* half-board week w/luggage, flights & transfers

£683pp

Half-board • Flights

7-nights • October

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Crete: deluxe half-board week with flights

£315pp

Half-board • Flights

7-nights • May

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Crete: Deluxe 4* all-inclusive week with flights

£452pp

All-inclusive • Flights

7-nights • April

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Idyllic Aegean

£499pp

Cruise

6-nights • Departures: 20 April 2024

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Iconic Aegean 5 days

£341pp

Cruise

3-nights • Departures: 03 June 2024 to 02 September 2024

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Save 22%

All-inclusive Crete escape with swim-up & Jacuzzi options

£859pp

All-inclusive • Flights

7-nights

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UNDER £800 | All-inclusive 5* Crete getaway at luxury Mitsis resort with flights

£792pp

All-inclusive • Flights

7-nights • October

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Crete: luxury 5* half-board week w/luggage, flights & transfers (save 20%)

£544pp

Half-board • Flights

7-nights • May

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UNDER £550 | Crete: 5* Mitsis all-inclusive autumn-sun getaway with flights

All-inclusive • Flights

5-nights • October

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About Crete

Holidays to Crete offer a truly unique experience, with its sandy beaches, stunning countryside and a wealth of myths and legends to explore. As the largest of the Greek Islands and fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea, Crete has an impressive 650 miles of coastline to explore. From the cosmopolitan towns of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in the Lassithi area, to the Blue Flag beaches and historical old town of Chania, and the family-friendly swathes of sand in the Rethymnon area, there's something for everyone. Not only does Crete boast incredible beaches, but it is also home to a rich history. It is credited with being the birthplace of modern civilisation, with evidence of this found at the Palace of Knossos in the Heraklion area. For those looking to explore the island's unspoilt scenery, Samaria Gorge is a must-see - the longest gorge in Europe, it's an hour's drive from Chania.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Crete, our top picks for the best time to travel would be August

August

Largest of the Greek Islands, Crete boats a blend of Mediterranean cultures that can be seen in it's food, architecture and people. A favourite holiday destination for its long summer season

Books inspired by Crete

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Crete holiday

Crete Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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A guide to Crete with kids

1st March 2024 by Globalmouse Travels

Crete is perfect for family holidays, it has it all – sunshine, beautiful sea, welcoming people, child-friendly food. It is the largest of the Greek islands and the most southerly with a wonderful climate and some fantastic beaches. It’s one of our favourite places to visit, the children love it and I do too. The mountains in the centre roll gently and the huge fields of olive trees give it so much texture. There are big resorts and unspoilt mountain towns. Something for everyone and plenty...

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Authentic food experiences to explore in Crete 

19th November 2023 by The Travel Bunny

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. You’ll discover beautiful beaches and authentic towns, incredible history and stunning scenery. But food travellers will find plenty of tasty reasons to visit too....

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The best things to do in Heraklion, Crete

3rd November 2023 by The Travel Bunny

Welcome to Heraklion, Crete, where ancient palaces and hidden caves await your exploration, and the taste of authentic Cretan cuisine will leave you craving for more. Indulge in wine tasting, embark on scenic boat trips, and bask under the glorious blue skies. Join us as we uncover the wonders of this captivating destination in our latest blog post....

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Best Greek Island holidays for families

8th September 2023 by Tin Box Traveller

Looking for the perfect Greek island holiday for your next family trip? With a staggering 227 inhabited islands (and 6,000 uninhabited ones), it's no wonder you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. But fear not, there are plenty of options to choose from in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Whether you prefer all-inclusive resorts or off-the-beaten-path adventures, there's something for everyone. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable family escape in Greece!...

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Best Places to Stay in Crete with Kids

5th January 2023 by Tin Box Traveller

Are you dreaming of a holiday to a Greek Island? If so, Crete is a great choice! Here are some of the best places to stay in Crete, from all-inclusive resorts to hotels and villas, perfect for a family getaway....

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The best islands in the Mediterranean for your next trip

3rd January 2022 by Inside the Travel Lab

When it comes to beautiful mediterranean islands, truthfully, I don't think you can go too wrong. Whether you want the postcard perfect crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches or would prefer a unique twist of culture mixed with olives and the scent of pine, the Med can deliver. Over the years, I've travelled to many a mediterranean island and in response to your questions, here are the ones I'd recommend. Happy browsing and happy planning!...

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Cheapest places to holiday in April

12th February 2021 by Andy

The days are getting longer and the weather warmer, making April one of everyone’s favourite holiday months. The only thing is, Easter makes things a little more expensive and a whole lot busier. Searching for deals just before, or just after the long weekend helps keep the costs down.One of the best things about holidays in April, is the chance to get out and about in the world, before it gets too hot. You can still swim in mild waters on exotic islands, but hit city streets for shopping and...

Weather in Crete

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Crete

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January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December