There seems to be an increase in the demand for holidays to Crete as low cost airline Easy Jet have announced the launch of new routes to and from Heraklion for next year’s tourism. However,it isn’t a surprise that Greek Island holidays are popular amongst holiday makers.

Crete is a colourful, tranquil landscape that is close by to the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. It is a destination that has it all, it is lively and upbeat with a rich history where the beautiful cities and towns paved their foundations centuries ago. It goes without saying that Crete should be on the top of your list when you plan your summer break.


The beaches in Crete are a sight to behold. Each one offers something different, you can escape to a small cove or experience a bustling beach that is full of life. The award winning beaches in Crete include the Elafonissi and the Balos Lagoon. With the weather in the region of 22 to 27 °C during the most popular months, you can top up your tan in paradise.


When you are holidaying, you will no doubt want to sample the culture and culinary delights. Cretean food won’t disappoint, with salads, fresh seafood and imaginative dishes such as Ascolibri with broad beans and their inimitable smoked pork, exploring the food of Crete should be as enjoyable as exploring its beaches.

The History

The Island of Crete is fascinating to explore, you will see the remains of Turkish and Roman architecture, as well as ancient ruins throughout the Island. The history of Crete goes back to the 7th Millennium BC, preceding the ancient Minoan civilisation. There are many interesting myths, which are complemented by the ancient ruins at Knossos (one of the oldest ruins ever found).

Visiting Crete will surely be a holiday you won’t forget. Whether you see yourself as an archaeological buff or just want to laze about a pool and enjoy the sun-kissed beaches, Crete will have a lot to offer you. If you would like to find out more information about the luxurious and welcoming accommodation we have call us today on 01444 880 404 or email us at and start planning your holiday today.