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One of the main allures of Crete is its Mediterranean climate which it enjoys throughout the year with mild winters and dry, hot summers. With history galore, beautiful beaches and an excellent nightlife, Crete is a fantastic destination for couples, families and groups alike and promises something for everyone on a sun soaked holiday.

Crete is the largest and most Southern island in Greece and is divided into the four prefectures of Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi each with its own charms and attractions. With the Island being only 160 miles long you can easily visit each of these areas during your holiday and discover what each has to offer.

The landscape of Crete is very mountainous with three mountain ranges spanning across the island and creating a beautiful and exhilarating backdrop to your holiday. There are also many golden sandy beaches stretching along the coastline where you can spend your days topping up your tan, building sandcastles or perhaps taking part in watersports in the warm sea.

Crete is famed for its ancient Minoan history and it is nearly impossible not to find any remains of this intriguing past while you are there. The Palace of Knossos is one of the most fascinating sightseeing experiences in the world and there are also several ruins of ancient Greek cities throughout the island.

In the evenings there is a vast choice of venues to choose from including authentic Greek tavernas where you can sample some of the local souvlaki to restaurants serving international cuisine or traditional British food. Moving on you can choose to stay at the tavernas where there is often Greek dancing and music or else head to the popular nightlife resorts such as Malia and Heraklion for a wild night of drinking and dancing until dawn.

Agios Nikolaos

built on the ruins of an ancient city and located on the North East coast of Crete, the cosmopolitan resort of Agios Nikolaos is one of the most highly developed on the Island.

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Chania

is one of the most beautiful towns in Crete with its famous Venetian Harbour, old port, narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants.

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Gouves

Gouves has something to offer everyone from family friendly restaurants to traditional Greek tavernas and lively cocktail bars.

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Heraklion

also known as Iraklio, Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the biggest city on the Island. Only a 3 mile journey from Heraklion airport, it has an array of beautiful beaches, intriguing architecture and picturesque streets.

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Hersonissos

is located on the North coast of Crete and has beaches, watersports, shopping and great nightlife.

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Malia

synonymous with parties and nightlife, Malia, located along the North coast of Crete, has long been a favourite for those looking to dance away their holiday.

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Paleochora

is located on the South West coast of Crete. The resort has a village feel and is the perfect location for a holiday if you’re looking for rest and relaxation in the sun.

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Rethymno

combines the charm of its Old Town with a long sandy beach that is often visited by Turtles who come to lay their eggs between June and August each year.

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