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Crete

Crete is the largest and best known island in Greece and boasts a long, impressive history. Nowadays, this island is primarily a popular holiday destination for beach and culture lovers. The holiday homes on Crete include luxury villas with private swimming pools and charming residences located in small complexes.

Sunny holiday homes on Crete

Crete has a pleasant climate, with warm summers and coastal temperatures of 30 degrees or higher. A refreshing breeze makes sure that the temperature remains comfortable. It is considerably cooler in the mountains and inland region. The nature on Crete is particularly lovely between the months of April and June. This is when the fruit and almond trees are in bloom, the meadows and fields are covered with poppies, and fragrant herbs like thyme and oregano grow on the mountain slopes. Crete is also a fantastic winter destination, when it is much quieter but still relatively sunny. In a nutshell, the holiday homes on Crete are highly recommended any time of year.

Island of extremes

Crete is truly an island of extremes. It has famous gorges, rough and rocky cliffs, characteristic plateaus, endless white sandy beaches and numerous olive, orange and grape orchards. Crete is also rich in history, with numerous monuments and archaeological sites such as Knossos and Frangkokastello. At the most north-eastern tip of the island you will find the palm-lined beach of Vai, where you can imagine yourself on a tropical island. The northern and southern sides of the island differ considerably. If you are looking for a quiet holiday with authentic Greek culture, choose a holiday home in southern Crete. If you prefer bustling towns, entertainment and shopping, a holiday home on the northern side would better suit your needs. Here you will also find the most popular sites, such as the seaside resort of Chersonissos, neighbouring Malia, the largest city on the island of Heraklion, and the bathing resorts of Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos.

Recommended day trips from your holiday home on Crete

An absolute must-see is the Minoan palace of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, located just outside the city of Heraklion. Visit the throne room, admire the wall paintings of dolphins, immerse yourself in the myth of the labyrinth of Minos, and walk the oldest paved road in Europe. In Heraklion you will find an archaeological museum where you can admire various finds from Knossos. Looking for a way to cool off? Just south of Chersonissos is the Aqua Splash water park, with slides and swimming pools. Malia is home to the most beautiful sandy beaches on Crete. Take a memorable day trip by boat to the volcanic island of Santorini, with its characteristic white churches with blue domes. The island of Spinalonga is also worth a visit, an unusual island with a unique history as a former leper colony. Looking for an impressive hiking area? The Imbros and Samaria gorges are highly recommended. All in all, there is plenty to experience from your holiday home on Crete!

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