Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. Beautiful golden beaches, breath-taking scenery, it is topped with a wealth of history. The east coast of the island has established itself as a firm favourite and home to the majority of resorts. Heraklion, the island's busy capital boasts a Venetian influenced waterfront and lively markets. Moving further along the stunning coastline you'll arrive at the popular resort of Gouves and Hersonissos, both offering a vibrant and colourful centre catering for all tastes.
The resort of Elounda, originally a small fishing village, has grown over the years to become home to some of the islands most luxurious hotels. Aghios Nikolas is arguably one of the most photographed places on the island and offers a great selection of restaurants and bars topped off with a wonderful beach and a lovely harbour for that sunset stroll.
The frenetic resort of Malia with its vast sandy beach and array of water sports is synonymous with party goers. Lined with bars and clubs, this is the place to let down your hair on your Crete beach holiday. Chania is Crete's second town and stunning architecture and authentic vibrancy make this a truly cultural experience. Rethymnon offers a similar atmosphere with an eclectic mix of old and new where a pretty harbour and great shops make way for sandy beaches, stunning choice of hotels and good nightlife.