Of all of the Greek islands, Crete is likely one of the most distinctive and exquisite. Our information lists nice locations to remain (from campsites to boutique motels), the very best tavernas and the island’s should sees

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The place to eat: Portes
Simply across the nook a string of tavernas put their tables out onto the slender avenue of Portou. Portes, regardless of being small, stands out for its extra adventurous tackle Cretan dishes, together with treats akin to fennel pie.
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The western coast of Crete consists of some comparatively sleepy settlements and among the beast seashores on the island. Whereas not the key they as soon as had been, these are nonetheless nicely definitely worth the trek to get to them. The sands of Falasarna within the north sit close to the ruins of an historical Greek metropolis, while the small island of Elafonisi within the south lies in an azure blue lagoon set off by pinkish white sand.

Getting There

From Athens, Crete might be reached by a 9-10 hour ferry or 12 months spherical flights. From April to October quite a few airways fly direct from the UK to Heraklion and Hania from round £70 every means