The sun-drenched Island of Crete is a popular holiday destination for all the right reasons. Packed with authentic Cretan charm, you’ll find endless quaint harbours surrounded by local restaurants and tavernas and little artisan shops selling knick-knacks and trinkets.
By the coast, particularly around Elounda and Aghious Nikoloas, you will find stretches of sandy coastline perfect for a beach holiday or family holiday with young children. The best beaches, though, are the ones stumbled across by accident. The island is littered with little unspoiled bays which can be discovered either by car or foot and become your own private paradise.
Whether it is a romantic holiday or a family summer holiday it is worth getting a car, because a trip around the island will uncover almost hidden villages among the mountainous terrain and terrific landscapes.
- Enjoy hopping across some of Greece’s many islands; our favourites include the Cyclades, particularly the idyllic island of Naxos
- Stay in a villa in the Pelion and enjoy long lazy lunches and beautiful sunsets overlooking the Pagasitic Gulf
- Drive across the ever-changing landscape of the Peloponnese Peninsula with mountains, green valleys and a stunning rocky coastline