Ancient Island, Amazing Holidays

Crete is one of Greece’s largest islands and one of its most beloved with Irish holiday makers. It’s got sun, sea and sand and so much more. Your holidays to Crete won’t disappoint. Crete’s stunning scenery is dotted with incredible, safe beaches just perfect for families, couples, or any beach bum! Head to the blue-flag beaches of Amoudara or Analipsis, and simply relax by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Trek among its soaring mountains and unforgettable vistas.
Things to do in Crete
There are so many things to see and in Crete. Start with the heritage: the palace at Knossos is just one of the many ancient sights on the island. The lagoon at Elafonisi is one of the top sights too. Why not take one of the island’s unique safari-style tours? This is a great way to take in all the sights and sounds. Venture around the rugged yet verdant landscape of South Chania, take in stunning Aradena Gorge or choose from one of the many outside adventures. The island is amazing for hiking and walks. There are plenty of tours of the island specialising in local food producers; sample local delicacies like cheeses and wines. A boat trip is a popular way to take in the seascapes, there’s nothing like sailing across the sapphire-blue waters.
The island of Crete offers a range of stunning beaches, celebrated for their natural beauty and their almost tropical vibes. The beaches here feel like something out of the Caribbean rather than the Aegean which gives them a truly unique flavour. The blue waters of Elafonisi are right celebrated for their tranquil beauty. The lagoon of Balos has an exotic feel, Paleohora Beach is a popular destination on the southern coast, and the rocky Matala beach has a more bohemian vibe. Whatever your preference, you’ll find a beach escape to suit you.
Dining Out
Greece is famed for its cuisine and Crete is no different. You just have to sample all the local delicacies from its cheeses to its wines to its fresh local produce. The island is full of dining options to suit all tastes and budgets – from casual eats to fine dining.
From welcoming Stalis to chic Rethymon, Crete offers many options for families seeking sunshine by the sea. Discover a wide range of resorts and hotels with Kids clubs and the right facilities for you and your family, from self-catering to all-inclusive. If you’d like hotels with a water park on site, that can be found too! The island is full of family friendly activities, so you will be sure to find plenty to keep everyone occupied. Not to mention the beaches – safe and clean, Crete’s beaches are great for a splash-around.

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