Best beaches in Crete. Blue Flag Beaches See the full list here
The geography of Crete is beautiful and diverse making it a truly stunning place to visit and explore. See Exploring Crete Nature
Ecotourism Environmentally responsible tourism, supporting nature, cultural heritage and contributing to the local community. See The importance of ecotourism
Articles - Places in Crete
Malia - Things to do in and around Malia Malia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, with youngsters flocking here for the fantastic beach and nightlife on offer. But Malia also boasts historic sites for anyone looking to take in the culture found around the town. Read More
Zakros - Gorge of the Dead To the east of Heraklion lies the village of Zakros, heading a community of smaller rural settlements in the island's quiet eastern region, but better known for the nearby Zakros Gorge, known as the 'Gorge of the Dead' Read More
Travelling to and from Crete
Travelling to visit friends or family who live in Crete? Or perhaps you own a holiday home in Crete and you are looking for flights, or live in Crete and looking for a flight back to the UK? For whatever reason you are travelling to or from Crete you'll find useful information and details of special offers here on cheap flights to Crete and ferries plus country and beach-side villas in Crete.
Charter flights to and from Crete Charters to/from Crete in the summer months include Thomsonfly and Air Germania with services to Heraklion and Chania (Hania) airports.
Scheduled Flights - Direct Summer only British Airways - Heathrow to Chania
Scheduled Flights - Via Athens There are daily flights throughout the year from the UK to Crete via Athens with Aegean Airlines to both Heraklion and Chania, who offer cheaper fares if you book in advance, and online with their etickets.
Aegean Airlines also offer cheaper add-on fares if you book their through flights from/to another country, e.g. London/Athens/Chania.
Look out for special offers on off-peak dates
Ferry Services Piraeus (Athens) to Crete Ferry services run daily to and from Piraeus to Chania and Heraklion throughout the year.
ANEK lines run overnight services to and from Piraeus/Heraklion and Piraeus/Chania daily (approx 9 hour sailings).
Minoan Lines run an overnight service to and from Piraeus/Heraklion daily (approx 9 hour sailing)
Online booking is available on the websites above..
All services use large modern ships with comfortable lounges, bars and restaurants. On peak dates such as Easter, Bank Holiday weekends, July/August the ferries can be very crowded and advance booking is essential. Ferry prices start at 30 Euros per person one way for deck class.
Villas in Crete
Villas and Houses in Western Crete Pure Crete, an independent company since 1989, specialising in self-catering holidays in Western Crete. The houses, cottages and villas are located in Cretan villages set in the foothills of the White Mountains and/or overlooking the sea.
Accommodation only or inclusive flight and villa holidays. Click here for villas in Crete