Crete is Greece’s largest island, located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. It's known for its natural wonders, which range from fertile plains and crystal-clear seas to craggy mountains and colorful wildflowers.

Whether it’s Palm Beach in the south or Istro Beach in the northeast, Crete Island caters to water lovers with its golden sands, shading trees, and consistent surfing conditions. Take your time while you’re here – explore the archeological ruins at the Palace of Knossos, wander the old-world streets in Chania, and visit a Greek taverna for traditional Cretan dakos.

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  • Crete Travel Essentials

    Our Crete travel essentials guide is full of all the information you need to make the most out of your vacation, from practical info to the best sites to see. We’ll start with the best time to go there and information like electrical outlets and currency, plus how to make an emergency phone call. We’ll look at means of transportation...

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