The island of Crete, Greece

Crete is the largest island in Greece. The island offers amazing variety, combining snow-capped mountains, rolling hills covered with olive trees and over 1000 km of varied coastline. Crete has far more endemic plants than any other island in Europe.

Crete is also a mix of large tourist resorts, small fishing villages, remote settlements and cities such as Chania and Heraklion which have been inhabited for almost 8000 years. Whether you come to Crete for the sea and the sun, the culture and traditions, the peaceful seaside villages of South Crete or the dramatic landscapes, there is something for everyone.

Plan and create your holiday in Crete

The emphasis of this web site is on the western part of Crete and it looks more closely at holiday areas and activities that are somewhat away from mass-tourism.
You will find a lot of information to help you make a decision as to where you could take a holiday in Crete by following some of the links below.

Where to go?

Where to stay?

  • Take a look at the Accommodation menu heading for general information. If you are searching for accommodation try

What to do?

  • You can find a lot of information about walking in Crete in the menu heading Walks as well as some Walks descriptions

General information on Crete

  • This is mainly contained in the menu heading General info

Buying property in Crete

  • A few pages of sound advice under the subheading Property


  • Searching for something specific? Enter it in the search box at the top right of each page. It's powered by Google and if what you are searching for is in the site, it will find it.


  • If you want to see photos of Crete to get an idea of where you might be going to, there are over 5000 photos on the site. Check the menu heading Photos

Books and Maps

  • The section on books has been enlarged and improved to make it easier to buy the best books about Crete.


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