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Greek Orthodox Church on Grecian Island

If you’ve got a Greek island getaway in mind this summer, you can’t go too wrong with Crete. Whether you choose to do it yourself or opt for package holidays in Crete, there are stacks of wonderful holiday experiences offered.

As the largest of the Greek islands, Crete certainly puts diversity on the menu. It’s got bags of character too. If you’ve got nothing else on your agenda other than lazing on a beach all day, this fabulous island is happy to oblige. You’ll find mile upon mile of golden sands melting into stunning secluded coves and pebbly bays, serving up the perfect beach territory whether you like your sunbathing spot loud and lively, or hushed and hidden away.

As resorts go, there’s a great range of choice. For non-stop partying and booming bars, head to lively Malia. This is 18-30s territory and you’ll find a diverse nightlife during the summer that will keep you up all night with great tunes and a buzzing atmosphere. For a slightly less energetic retreat in lovely surroundings, Stalis could be right up your street – while those with laid-back luxury on the agenda will find that Elounda ticks all the right boxes.

Naturally, Crete is home to some stunning historical sights and you’re never too far from a fascinating bit of ancient Greek history. Head to lovely Rethymnon and explore its magnificent architecture, or discover the fantastic and beautifully preserved ruins of Knossos – a huge Bronze Age site that’s thought to be the oldest city in Europe.

Package holidays in Crete represent the easiest way to get there, as all of your essential travel and accommodation arrangements on the island are organized for you. Travel with a large-scale operator like Thomas Cook and enjoy money-saving deals for summer getaways in Crete, as well as a trusted support network that will ensure your holiday is every bit as fun and memorable as it should be.

This is a sponsored post. The words aren’t my own and the photo above is actually one of my photos from Mykonos, which is the closest I ever actually got to Crete. If you’d like to send me to Crete to get a better photo, please feel free to contact me!

  • Sylvia Jordan

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this data. I’ve actually bought a deal from Scotland to Crete via where I could spend a well-deserved vacation with my boyfriend. The photos also hyped us up. We’re going to check out the places and activities you mentioned here.

    • keane

      Thanks for reading, Sylvia! I hope they are useful for you. This was a guest post, so they’re not actually MY tips :) I’ve been to Mykonos, however, and I found that worthy of a romantic getaway!