Formerly the centre of Minoan civilisation, the island of Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is also one of the most beautiful landmarks within the Mediterranean Sea. Those fortunate to visit this jaw-dropping island will instantly love the vitality and versatility of lifestyle that Crete provides complete with almost 300 days of sunshine every year.
A wealth of attractions will keep even the most active of holidaymakers busy on their jaunt around the island which spans 260km in length. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the capital of the island, provides a timeless reminder of Minoan palaces, tombs and sacred sites that create an awe-inspiring atmosphere to this very day.
The ultimate in Crete culture can be found towards the south coast, where the numbers of tourists is increasingly sparse. Greek cuisine is famed for its healthy content, with a range of cheeses and smoked meats listed as the local delicacies on the island. A visit to a bustling taverna with local cuisine and live folk music allows visitors to immerse themselves in Cretan lifestyle. To enjoy a refreshing change to a package holiday, cherish one of our fantastic vacation rental villas with breathtaking views and relaxing settings.