Top Reasons to Go to Crete

Minoan Myths: Explore the wonders of the 3,500-year-old civilization that flourished at Knossos.

Best Beaches: With its sandy strands and craggy coves, Crete has an array of fantastic beaches, all lapped by clean, turquoise waters.

Charming Cities: Chania, Rethymnon, and Ayios Nikolaos will seduce with their Venetian and Ottoman architecture, narrow lanes, and shady squares.

The Open Outdoors: From snowcapped peaks to deep gorges, wild Crete offers dramatic escapes for those who want to get away from it all.

Luxury Living: Live like royalty in a former Venetian palace, or indulge in the unabashed splendor of some of Greece's finest resort hotels.

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