When it comes to family or couples’ holidays abroad, there are few locations as beautiful and easily accessible as the Greek island of Crete. Featuring blue seas and white sands, along with stunning local architecture and culture, Crete is the perfect place to get away from it all.

If you’re planning a holiday to this Greek island, here are just a few of the things you should remember to pack away in your suitcase:

1. Suncream

A must-have for any Mediterranean holiday, depending on the time of year sun cream is not optional, and especially for families with young children, it is an essential item to allow you to enjoy your holiday without fear of waking up with red, painful skin.

2. Evening Clothing

As with any holiday destination, you may find that the shorts and t-shirts that are perfect for daytime wear leave you feeling a little chilly in the evenings when the sun has gone away. Ensure you pack a few pieces suitable for evening dining or travelling, such as full-length dresses and trousers.

3. Simple Basics

Depending on your holiday style, you might find yourself doing anything from watersports to sunbathing or exploring local culture all on the same day. Opt for simple, basic and space-saving clothing so you can make as many changes as you need to during the trip, without worrying about running out.

4. Suitable Footwear

Flip-flops may be the perfect footwear for a stroll along the beach, but for a hike around the various archaeological sites and historical places that Crete has to offer, you’ll find these shoes lacking. When you’re packing your suitcase, ensure you include some breathable but comfortable sandals or trainers that can withstand a lot of walking without ruining your feet.

5. Swimming Clothes

If you opt for Crete villas with pools, then you’ll be in need of swimwear to make the most of your poolside time. Consider opting for swim shirts and shorts if you burn quickly, and don’t forget to include armbands or inflatables for the little ones.

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