Beaches in Crete

Best beaches in Crete. Blue Flag Beaches
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Exploring Crete  

The geography of Crete is beautiful and diverse making it a truly stunning place to visit and explore.
Exploring Crete Nature

Environmentally responsible tourism, supporting nature, cultural heritage and contributing to the local
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.  
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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'
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                                           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.

Getting to and from UK to Crete - Scheduled flights, Charter & Low Cost Airlines

Low Cost airlines  

The low cost airlines flying to & from Crete between April and November are:
Easyjet to Heraklion and Chania
Jet2 to Heraklion
Ryanair to Chania
Norwegian to Chania

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.

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.
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villas in Crete

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