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Crete

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, which means that if it's variety you're after then Crete may be the perfect destination for you. From sleepy fishing village resorts and lakeside escapes, to the up-all-night party towns - this is the island that has it all. Party people and fun-loving families might want to focus on the Heraklion area. Here you'll find the bold, bright resorts of Hersonissos, Stalis and Malia, so you can choose your favourite holiday hotspot. The nightlife draws the crowds to these resorts, and days can be spent beach hopping, shopping or sightseeing.
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All prices are per person one way including taxes based on a return flight.

Things To Do In Crete

Weather in Crete

Crete Weather

Average Winter Temp

15 °C

Average Summer Temp

28 °C

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10 Facts About Crete

  1. Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the largest city on the island with many bars, restaurants, shops and historical sites.
  2. Heraklion Archaeological Museum tells the history of the island of Crete and houses many fascinating ancient artefacts from its past civilisations.
  3. The ancient labyrinthine Palace of Knossos is considered to be Europe's oldest city and was home to the mythological Minotaur.
  4. Heraklion boasts over 30 beaches. From the popular, sun-lounger dotted sands of Matala to the quiet and calm Agia Pelagia, and even Malia’s vibrant beach bars.
  5. The impressive Byzantine-era Agios Titos Church stands in a large, sun-lit square in the centre of Heraklion. Built in the 10th century it’s well worth a look.
  1. Heraklion is home to some fantastic vineyards which offer tasting tours for the wine connoisseurs amongst you. Lyrarakis Winery comes highly recommended.
  2. The venetian fortress of Castello del Molo was built to guard the harbour of Heraklion in around the 13th century and remains well-preserved.
  3. The Cathedral of St. Minas is home to Crete's biggest church. Visit for the architecture and collection of religious wall paintings.
  4. The best place for water sports near Heraklion is in the golden sandy Tobrouk, where active-types can try water-skiing and canoeing.
  5. Many archaeologists believe that Knossos had one of the world’s first ports in 2,000BC.

More About Crete

For holidaymakers looking for somewhere a little quieter, the charming coastal towns Chania and Rethymnon are famous for their gorgeous sandy stretches and Chania Town itself boasts a wealth of traditional Greek architecture. Rethymnon is another cultured offering, which sits between Chania and Heralkion, and boasts a beautiful historic old town, pretty harbour and impressive Venetian fortress. It's a great place to base yourself if you want easy access to the best of all that Crete has to offer. If it's relaxed sophistication you want from your holiday then look no further than Agios Nikolaos in the Lassithi area of the island. This chic spot is unusual in that the resort centres on a picturesque lake, with a smart marina and the pretty Kitroplatia beach adding to the resort's attractions. Book your cheap flights from Thomascook Airlines and discover all that Crete has to offer for yourself.

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