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Departure30 December 2023 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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UNDER £370 | 5* luxury all-inclusive Crete holiday with flights in May
Love a bit of luxury, but watching the purse strings? You can fly to Crete in May and stay at the well-rated 5-star Rimondi Grand Resort & Spa Hotel on an all-inclusive basis for JUST £368 per person! That's less than half the price of other May departures!
About CreteHolidays 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
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
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
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....
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....
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!...
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....
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!...
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...
How big is Crete?
7th August 2020 by The Island Voyager
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....
Weather in Crete
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Crete