Late Deals to Crete

Crete holidays provide a great opportunity to explore and enjoy the largest and most southern of all Greek Islands, situated in an enviable position which is the meeting point of 3 continents: - Europe, Asia and Africa, making it an Island of such diversity and interest.

Crete Deals

Galaxy Villas

Koutouloufari, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

(514)

7 Nights

18th Oct 2020

Self Catering

Birmingham - Direct

Based On 1 Bedroom Apartment

Low Availability

Bueno Aparthotel

Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

(147)

7 Nights

13th Oct 2020

Self Catering

Manchester - Direct

Based On Studio

Low Availability

Manos Apartments

Elounda, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

(496)

7 Nights

15th Oct 2020

Self Catering

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On 1 Bedroom Apartment

Last Minute Holidays to Crete

Holidays in Crete have been hugely popular with tourists for many years and it is easy to see why with its interesting history, pretty rural villages and buzzing beach resorts there’s something to keep every type of holidaymaker returning to this magical island again and again

The majority of tourists on holidays in Crete stay in the northern part of the island which has been largely developed and hosts many of the larger resorts. Here you’ll find Malia, which is famous for its young and lively party holidays, and Hersonissos with its gorgeous stretch of sandy beach, crystal waters and family friendly facilities.

The southern coast of Crete has much smaller resorts, quieter more relaxed beaches and is a great place to explore in a hire car to make the most of the peace and tranquillity. A visit to inland Crete is a thoroughly rewarding experience with its stunning mountain ranges, lush orange and lemon groves and remote picturesque hillside villages; it’s certainly a place to create some lifetime memories.


Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Population: Approx 631340

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Resorts

Aghios Nikolaos

Aghios Nikolaos holidays provide an excellent base in one of Crete's most beautiful and largest resorts. This friendly cosmopolitan town is popular with families and young couples alike. The pebbled beach and stunning marina are backed by rugged mountains and olive groves.

Chania

Chania holidays provide a perfect base if you are looking for a holiday filled with beauty, history, memory and culture. Chania is located on the north west of the island of Crete.

Elounda

Elounda holidays provide a perfect base in a bustling town, which has a picturesque harbour and quaint village square on the Greek island of Crete.

Hersonissos

Hersonissos holidays provide a vibrant base on the north coast of the lively cosmopolitan island of Crete. Once a sleepy fishing village, it's now a bustling town with a busy harbour.

Malia

Malia holidays centre mainly on the beach by day and bars by night. The long sandy beaches, inexpensive restaurants and never ending nightlife, all add to the appeal this resort holds for party goers and beach lovers alike.

Stalis

Stalis holidays offer a lively base to enjoy on the north coast of Crete. Stunning golden sandy beaches stretch for miles, with cafes and tavernas offering al fresco dining on their sun drenched terraces.

Location

Map showing the location of Crete View Crete on the map

Lively nightclubs and traditional cuisine

The capital of Crete is Heraklion which is a buzzing cosmopolitan city with so much to offer. Whether you want to spend your day shopping in the many boutiques, strolling past the pretty fountains and churches or people watching from a pavement café, Heraklion is well worth a visit.

The city hosts the main airport on the island and also has a busy harbour which sees many large cruise ships stopping by making some great photo opportunities. The nightlife in the capital is as varied as the daytime with lively nightclubs to keep you dancing until dawn or quiet romantic tavernas set on pebble side streets, Heraklion offers a great evening for everyone.

Beaches in Crete are a place of fun and excitement with many of the resorts offering a wide selection of exhilarating water sports and boat trips to while away your days in the baking sunshine. There is a mixture of beaches on this amazing island ranging from shingle and pebble to fine powdery sand all sloping down to calming clear seas perfect for a nice refreshing dip.

Whatever your taste, Crete holidays will have something to tickle your taste buds with its huge variety of restaurants. Whether you prefer to eat in a world renowned fast food outlet, a charming pavement cafe or a truly traditional Greek taverna you will be spoilt for choice during your holiday.

As well as the customary leafy Greek Salads and fresh fish dishes Cretan cuisine is also strongly influenced by Turkish and Middle Eastern specialities so there really is something for everyone on the beautiful island of Crete. Book holidays to Crete online here at Latedeals.co.uk.

Places to Visit

Spinalonga

Once a Greek leper colony, the island of Spinalonga is now a major Crete tourist attraction. Wander round the remains of the colony, a converted Venetian fortress, but don’t worry, unlike the unfortunate lepers, you’re allowed to leave at the end of the day.

The Palace of Knossos

Just to the southeast of Heraklion this stunning Palace has a mesmerising history. The labyrinth, Theseus and the Minotaur and the legendary tales of Icarus will keep you fascinated for hours.

Samaria Gorge

You’ve got to be pretty fit for this one as you’ll be hiking through the longest ravine in Europe. From wild goats to tiny chapels and the famous Iron Gates, the scenery here is nothing short of spectacular.