Crete has something to offer all holiday makers. The largest of the Greek islands, it's got everything from gorgeous sands to pebble coves and dramatic cliffs. The island is steeped in legend, soaked in sunshine, and littered with little villages, romantic retreats and perfect places to party. And its long, long summers promise sunshine whenever you've got a week to spare. So whether you're planning ahead or looking for a last minute holiday, in Crete there'll always be something to suit your style and budget.
And that's just for starters ... Once you're there you'll find watersports galore from lively beaches, and peaceful bays for snoozing in the sun. There's fast food, fine food and fresh fish dishes in a feast of bars, restaurants and traditional tavernas. And summer holidays in Crete can be as lively or leisurely as you like. Walkers will love the wild and rugged Samaria Gorge - a sturdy hike from the hills to the sea. Shoppers are spoilt for choice for stunning jewellery, leather bags, boots and belts, and arty studio ceramics. And if sightseeing is more your thing, you won't beat the island home of the Minotaur for Roman ruins, Minoan palaces and beautiful Byzantine churches.
Crete is served by two airports, Chania for the quiet laid back west side and Heraklion for the busier east side.
Chania serves the many smaller resorts within the Chania region.
Heraklion serves the main resorts of Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Sissi, Rethymnon, Aghios Nikoloaos, Elounda.