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About Crete

Largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is surrounded by swathes of beach-blanketed coastline as it peers out across the Mediterranean. With the Aegean and the smaller Greek Islands to the north, Cyprus to the east and less than 300km from the coast of Northern Africa, the island is at a junction between Europe, Africa and Asia. 

When to visit

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

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

Things to do in Crete

Books inspired by Crete

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

The Island

Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop seems to be the go-to author for Greek fiction. The Island follows London-based Alexis who eventually uncovers her much-guarded family history in Crete and the tiny deserted island of Spinalonga - a former leper colony. This novel has become a multi-million selling classic.

Crete Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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3rd January 2022 by Inside the Travel Lab

The best islands in the Mediterranean for your next trip

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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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in April

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...

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7th August 2020 by The Island Voyager

How big is Crete?

Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands and the 12th biggest island in Europe. In terms of area, it’s about one third the size of Sicily – the biggest island in the Mediterranean sea. To drive from one side of Crete to the other, from one of its famous beaches, Balos, to another, Vai, takes roughly 5 hours – about 340km. This owes to its shape as the island is elongated from East to West. Crete effectively separates the Aegean from the Libyan Sea....

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29th June 2020 by The Island Voyager

The best beaches in Crete

Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands, with a coastline stretching over 1000km. It has a rich history going back to the beginnings of modern society and a culture full of warmth and hospitality. Cretan cuisine is nothing short of delicious, beaten only by the beauty of its many stunning and varied beaches, widely considered to be some of the best in the whole of Greece. If you’re ever wondering which islands to visit in Greece, Crete should not be overlooked. Here is a list of what I...

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15th February 2021 by Andy

The Scoop: Crete

Crete is a land of myth, magic and nature at its most inspiring. Sun-drenched beaches and dramatic canyons compete for attention with a rich cultural heritage including, no less, Psychro cave where Zeus was born, according to Greek mythology.The largest and most populated of the Greek Islands, Crete lays claim to its own poetry and music and enjoys a Mediterranean climate of long, hot summers (with temperatures peaking at 27℃ in August) and cool winters (with temperatures reaching lows of...

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22nd February 2021 by Andy

Europes most affordable destinations

Planning to travel on a budget is always a time-consuming task but there are plenty of destinations in Europe where you won’t have to put so much effort into making sure your Euros go further. Whether you’re looking for a sun holiday, a city break or an adventure getaway – there is something for you in Europe and we’re about to show you exactly where you can go without worrying about emptying your bank account.Lisbon, PortugalLisbon is the capital of Portugal and sits right on the...

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