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Quick Guide

  • Greek
  • Euro
  • 4 hrs
  • +2 hrs

Many call it the island unlike any other. Located in the beautiful country of Greece, Crete has many interesting stories to tell. Did you hear about what one Belgian guy did? Well, Ivan was a hiker who fell in love with this island so much that he decided to walk around Crete for 50 days. He even listed how many steps were made and how many calories he burned. Cretans are known to be very friendly and if you need some advice on where to stay, what beach to go to, or where to shop, they will be happy to help you. Visit The Palm Beach Vai that is one of the best vacation spots in the country with its crystal clear water and golden sand.

Kids love animals, especially dinosaurs. Besides chilling on the beach with a cocktail in your hand, you can check out the Dinosauria Park in Crete. It includes all kinds of different reptile replicates and models of dinosaurs.  The island also features The Nautical Museum of Crete that is located at the entrance of the fortress Firka and houses models of ships, photographs, and war relics. Also, make sure to visit the Cretaquarium or Thalassocosmos with its big tanks full of sharks and jellyfish.

Crete Key Facts

  • Greek
  • Euro
  • 4 hrs
  • +2 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Crete Heraklion Airport (HER)
  • Ercan Airport (ECN)
  • Nicosia Airport (NIC)
  • Larnaca Airport (LCA) - 69 miles
  • Paphos Airport (PFO) - 90 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Crete.

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

Heraklio Town
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Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, A Marriott Luxury & Lifestyle Hotel

Eloúnda
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Elounda Bay Palace

Eloúnda
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Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Eloúnda
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Stella Palace Resort & Spa

Analipsi, Hersonissos
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Mythos Suites Hotel

Réthymno Town
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Kydon Hotel

Chania Town
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Cretan Malia Park

Mália
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Louis Creta Princess

Maleme
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Parthenis Beach, Suites by the Sea

Mália
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Oscar Suites & Village

Agia Marina Nea Kydonias
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Arkadi Hotel

Chania Town
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Plakias Bay Hotel

Plakiás
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Indigo Mare

Plataniás
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Elektra Beach Hotel

Kalamaki
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