Books inspired by Crete

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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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.

When to visit


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