- 7 nights
- Self Catering
- Return flights from Manchester
There’s something undeniably artistic about the way the landscape in Crete unfolds, and the island’s natural beauty combined with the first-class range of hotels and resorts available to our customers ensures Crete is a holiday destination that has plenty to offer.
Why Holiday in Crete
Home to tourist hotspots including Malia and Stavros, Crete is Greece's largest island and a perfect destination for all ages - with or without children. With one of Europe's mildest climates and offering plenty of sunshine, Crete offers the perfect weather for spending hours outdoors, relaxing on the beach or at the pool.
Crete also has a lot to offer in the way of places to explore and activities to enjoy. With attractions such as Knossos - well-preserved ruins of King Mino's Great Palace and Samaria Ravine - one of Europe's longest ravines - just to name a few.
Food and Drink in Crete
Firstly, for those just looking for a light lunch or some social nibbles, take a trip into the mountains to find a cosy tavern and order several small dishes to share. These small dishes are perfect for a quick lunch, or to accompany a drink (or two!) with friends.
Classic Greek dishes include ‘Stifado’ – a meaty dish seasoned and spiced to taste, ‘Tirochets’ - fried cheese croquettes, and for an unexpectedly delicious dish be sure to try ‘Dakos’! This dish consists of dried bread, crushed tomato and the Cretan mizithra cheese. Dakos can be ordered everywhere and is a traditional dish not to be missed on a mezze board.
Tips for Visiting Crete
Those looking to travel to and from Crete via inter-island ferry can make an additional 25% saving by ordering tickets more than two months in advance. If you’re looking to use multiple inter-island ferries but are looking to explore on a budget, you may wish to take the overnight ferries. This could save you up to 50% of the price of a daytime ferry ticket.
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