The island of Crete, Greece
The West Crete holiday guide - discover unspoilt Crete
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 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 and wild nature, 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.
Best places to visit
From cities and museums to beaches, mountains, wild nature and remote villages, Crete has it all and the choice is yours. Continue reading →
Where to stay
The choices of accommodation in Crete can be overwhelming: from city hotels to hilltop villas, beachside apartments to simple rooms in small family pensions, 5 stars resorts to boutique hotels, find what will be right for your holiday. Continue reading →
Don't want to laze on the beach? Explore the Cretan gorges and the mountains, scuba dive, paraglide, hire a boat and more Continue reading →
With over 1000km of coastline you will be spoilt for choice Continue reading →
The best day trips that can be done. Check all the favourites as well as the hidden gems Continue reading →
Eating and drinking
Plenty of pratical information and a few sugggestions to make the most of the wonderful Cretan food experience Continue reading →
All about weather, geography, transport, shopping and more Continue reading →
Daily photo of Crete - a new photo of Crete every day
Recently added on this site
- Archived articles (formerly in the blog section)
- Alternative ways to visit the gorge of Samaria
- Flowers of Crete: now 126 species described with 100s of photos of Cretan flowers
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