Five Traditional Foods and Drinks to Try in Crete

One of the many benefits of booking holiday villas in Crete is the ability to prepare your own meals, saving you money on dining out. But if you’re looking to experience true Cretan culture – including the island’s food and drink – there are plenty of specialities you have to try. Here’s a run-down of our top five. 

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What Can You do During a Cretan Winter?

With winter upon us in the UK, you may be looking for somewhere to escape to. Crete is just the place for a bit of winter sunshine, avoiding the hustle and bustle of the summer sunshine seekers and allowing you to enjoy the beauty of Crete in the quieter (and more affordable!) off-peak season.
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Why Crete is the Perfect Place for a Family Holiday

Getting away with the family and exploring new places is a fantastic way to make wonderful memories that will last you a lifetime. Travelling to Crete is a great destination for a family holiday as the flight time from the UK is short, so you’ll easily be able to keep the little ones entertained. With the weather averaging 26 degrees throughout the year, it’s a great place to get away and enjoy some sunshine. Below we’ve listed out just some of the great things you can do in Crete with your family. Continue reading

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Crete’s Top 3 Historical Attractions

While sun, sea and sand will be three big reasons for scouring the market for holiday villas in Crete, there is also much more to the island than the beach. Cultural attractions include some very interesting villages and historical sites which can help visitors and permanent residents get to know the story of the island. In this blog, we present our top three historical attractions in Crete: Continue reading

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Christmas in Crete

If you are thinking of spending Christmas in Crete this year, you may be wondering what to expect. Although Christmas in Greece has become somewhat traditional and is now based on holy days, there are some differences. Here’s a quick guide to Christmas in Crete. Continue reading

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Your Guide to a Romantic Crete Escape

The world is full of romantic destinations to whisk you and your loved one away and Crete should certainly be top of your list. This island offers everything you could imagine including natural beauty, amazing food, breathtaking architecture, and much more. Below we’ve put together a guide to the top areas in Crete for a romantic getaway.

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An Autumn Escape to Crete

Autumn in Crete is a splendid time of year. The warm weather is accompanied by a season of grapes, olives and chestnut harvesting while the village festivals celebrate the local harvests, with music, dancing and, of course, feasting. Crete blossoms into a delight of many beautiful wildflowers and interesting birds; it’s truly the perfect place to escape to – and very romantic too! Below we’ve listed some of the top things to do on an escape to Crete in autumn – your only issue is trying to squeeze them all in!

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Villages Worth Seeking Out During Your Crete Holiday

As the largest and most well-known of the Greek islands, Crete attracts millions of tourists every year. While most sunseekers will be heading to the beach, there are great historical attractions and some quiet idyllic villages just waiting to be explored.

These hidden gems of Crete are ideal if you’re looking to get away from some of the crowds for a day, or you just want to experience some of the unique charm on offer on the island. To help you plan your holidays in Crete, we’ve put together a few of the villages that are well worth a visit.

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What To Do on a Rainy Day in Crete

It’s true, the weather in Crete is glorious. In fact, it’s known to have almost 300 days of sun each year, which is why many choose holidays in Crete. However, depending on various factors including the time of year, rain is sometimes inevitable. And as you may already know, the weather always likes to pack a surprise. We show you how you can enjoy your holidays in Crete with rainy-day adventures that are just so good, you’ll want to do them when the sun is shining.

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3 Mistakes Every First-Time Traveller Makes and How to Avoid Them

It’s perfectly normal to be excited about your holiday, but it is important to keep a few things in mind in order to avoid simple mistakes. If you’re travelling for the first time, whether alone or with the whole family, you might make some common mistakes that are shared by other first-time holidaymakers. Continue reading

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