Take a tour of the island of Spinalonga; it has a fascinating history as the former home of a leper colony, and has been the feature of novels and television shows.
Dave, Original Traveller
Crete has great diversity and offers everything from dramatic mountain scenery, golden beaches and secluded coves to ancient Minoan ruins and remote rural villages.
Why we think you’ll love it
- The crucible of the Minoan civilisation, visitors to Crete return raving about a luxury holiday filled with beautiful beaches, a near-perfect climate, great hiking and superb sea kayaking. We say there's all of this, and some superb hotels to boot
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Crete has the added attraction of direct scheduled flights from the UK, making it newly accessible for short breaks, and the Elounda peninsula is home to some of the finest hotels in Greece.