Cool Crete packs plenty into its shores with idyllic beaches, wonderful water sports and glittering harbours. Spend the day lazing on Elafonissi Beach and you’ll be rewarded with pristine waters and pink-tinged sands – true paradise! Why not make your way to Chania Harbour? The waterfront dining options are endless.
If hiking’s your thing, Samaria Gorge should be top of your to-do list. Thanks to the 16km-long trail, you can wander through Europe’s longest canyon, passing pine forests and towering rock faces. Down by the water, boat trips, paddleboarding and snorkelling await.
Why not uncover Crete’s captivating past when you visit The Palace of Knossos, a mystical labyrinth of ruins from the Minoan times? Then, make a beeline for the tavernas and sample all the Greek goodness. Between Chania and Heraklion, there are plenty of places to soak up the island’s foodie culture.