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    Pocket Guide: Crete Island

    Crete is not just another Greek island paradise; you’ll also discover a bustling metropolitan city, rugged landscapes, ancient history and unique culture when you stay with us in one of our Crete Hotels.

    Things to do

    Crete, which is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean, has everything all wrapped up into one. Although part of Greece, Crete has unique traditions and character as well as a different dialect from the rest of the country. However, English is spoken widely throughout the island and the locals are friendly, which is perfect if you want a relaxing holiday.

    Culture and history

    If you’re keen for a history lesson, the best of many archaeological sites in Greece can be found in Crete, such as the Palace of Knossos which is one of the more flamboyant ruins and the source of many Greek mythology stories, and Phastosis, which is the second largest palace on the island. Stop at the legendary cave where Zeus was said to have been born and discover the home of the Minotaur and King Minos, who is arguably the most famous Cretan of all time.

    Events

    The Cretans know how to party; there are a number of festivals and events throughout the year particularly to celebrate wine, harvest and culture. If you decide to visit during February, you will enjoy the Rethymno Carnival, which celebrates the Cretan culture and runs until the beginning of March – it’s the second biggest festival in the country.

    Getting here and around

    A direct flight from Athens only takes about one hour; however many other European countries fly directly to Crete as well. It’s also easy to catch a ferry from several of the surrounding countries if you’ve got time on your side. Once you’re on the island, there are plenty of public transport options if you don’t want to hire a car, so it’s easy to get around.

    With all of this in mind, make sure you put Crete on the must-do list for your next European getaway and stay in our Crete accommodation for a fabulous break you’ll enjoy.

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    Hotels in Heraklion

    El Greco Hotel - Heraklion Hotels
    Rating: 2.0 Stars

    El Greco Hotel

    4, Street 1821, Heraklion - Map
     
     
    Located in the heart of Heraklion, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery, Heraklion …More
    Lato Boutique Hotel - Heraklion Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Lato Boutique Hotel

    15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion - Map
     
     
    Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance and …More
    Galaxy Hotel Iraklio - Heraklion Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars
    $207

    Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

    75 Dimokratias Ave, Heraklion - Map
     
     
    Located in the heart of Heraklion, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Manos Hatzidakis Theatre and Heraklion …More

    Hotels in Chania

    Halepa Hotel - Chania Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars
    $125

    Halepa Hotel

    El. Venizelou 164, Chania - Map
     
     
    Located in Halepa, this historic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Chania Municipal Garden, Venetian Port, and Chania …More
    Doge Traditional Hotel - Apartments - Chania Hotels
    Rating: 2.0 Stars

    Doge Traditional Hotel - Apartments

    Kondilaki 14-16, Chania - Map
     
     
    Located in Chania Town, this historic hotel is steps from Etz Hayyim Synagogue and Venetian Port. Chania Lighthouse is 0.3 mi …More
    Arkadi Hotel - Chania Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Arkadi Hotel

    1866 Square, Chania - Map
     
     
    Located in Chania Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, Venetian Port, and Chania …More

    Hotels in Lasithi

    Faedra Beach Hotel - Agios Nikolaos Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Faedra Beach Hotel

    Ammoudara, Agios Nikolaos - Map
     
     
    Located in Agios Nikolaos Town, this beachfront apartment is connected to the airport and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake …More
    Dessole Coral Hotel - Agios Nikolaos Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Dessole Coral Hotel

    23, Akti Koundourou, Agios Nikolaos - Map
     
     
    Offering direct access to the beach, this Agios Nikolaos Town hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of …More
    Blue Palace Resort & Spa - Agios Nikolaos Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Blue Palace Resort & Spa

    Plaka, Agios Nikolaos - Map
     
     
    Offering direct access to the beach, this Elounda hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum, Port …More