Crete is the biggest of all Greek islands, known for its natural beauty, unreal beaches, amazing historical sites and mesmerizing landscapes. As the island itself is quite large, it is split into four regions, Chania, Heraklion, Rethymno and Lassithi. All the different towns are rich in culture, making Crete an amazing holiday destination as there is something for everyone!
Heraklion is the most popular part of the island for tourists to visit. Along the northern and southern coast of coasts of the region you will find many beautiful beaches. Located around the beaches you will find many hotels, traditional taverns, shops, bars, water sports and many more. With the city being rich in history and filled with beaches, it makes Heraklion the perfect holiday destination.
Chania is located on the westernmost side of the island, this side of Crete is the most beautiful side of the island, and is far less touristy than other places. The Chania region is filled with small seaside villages, boasting beautiful beaches, traditional architecture and colourful coastlines. If you are looking for a relaxing beach filled holiday, with the welcoming warm hospitality of the Greeks, then Chania is the place for you.
The Rethymno region falls in the middle of Heraklion and Chania, making it the centre of the island. Rethymno is known for being the most beautiful part of Crete. The region boasts elegant architecture surrounding the picturesque towns. Near Rethymnon old town there is a little town called Bali that has an amazing beach bar called Mambo Beach bar.
Crete is filled with ancient ruins, buzzing cities and breathtaking beaches making the island the perfect holiday destination as there is something for everyone. The very historical island has some must-visit attractions. Knossos was affected by repeated catastrophic earthquakes, the ruins are located only a few kilometers away from the south of Crete’s modern capital Heraklion. This is must see if you're into your history. Crete has it all, from off-road safaris, to underwater scuba diving, horseback riding or even a sailing trip on a luxury yacht! You’ll be sure to not get bored when visiting the island of Crete. There really is something for everyone. Why not visit one of Cretes huge water parks! That’s always a good way to spend the day.
When it comes to Cretes nightlife, there really is something for everyone. The island is up there with one of Greece's best party islands. Most clubs throughout the island stay open until the early hours of the morning, however, Malia is the place to be if you're a proper party animal! How does spending the day living your best life on a boat party sailing around the greek island sound? Followed by an eventful night hitting up the strip! If partying isn't really your scene, that's ok, because there are plenty of peaceful and quiet bars for you to enjoy a drink and watch the sun go down. Aghios Nikolaos is the ideal spot for a relaxed evening beside the waterfront. You will find yourself surrounded by pastel-covered tavernas dotted around the lakeside of the marina.
The Greek cruise in itself is known for its amazing food. In the old town villages of crete, you will find traditional tavernas boosting genuine flavours using locally sourced produce. Whether you decide to dine in, or out in Crete, you won’t be disappointed! One of our favourite recommendations would be, Herb’s Garden. The restaurant is set high above the picturesque harbour of Heraklion, offering local produce and delicacies, served with a selection of fine wine, helping to create the perfect atmosphere.