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Crete

Information about Crete

Off to sunny Crete? Our articles cover the best sights and sensations this island has to offer. Families can browse info on the best days out and the most exciting waterparks, while revellers can see what we have to say on nightlife and boat parties. There's also a breakdown of the history, sights and attractions of Hersonissos when a city trip takes your fancy.

Waterparks in Crete
Waterparks in Crete

There are so many reasons to take a holiday to Crete, and as far as island breaks go, it's a firm favourite. Whether you've a clan of little ones in tow or are just looking for a wet and wild day out with your nearest and dearest, both kids and big kids at heart will love Crete's waterparks.

Villas vs Hotels in Crete
Villas vs Hotels in Crete

The varied terrain of Crete offers an equally varied selection of accommodation across its sun-drenched shores. Kick back in a luxury hotel in Elounda, one of Crete's best kept secrets, grab yourself a last minute bargain and head to the party town of Malia or opt for a traditional stone villa on the outskirts of Hersonissos.

Things to do in Hersonissos
Things to do in Hersonissos

Ah, Hersonissos – a traditional Greek coastal resort, but so much more. It's home to holiday creature comforts like waterparks, a golf course and shops with your favourite name brand designers, but also sites that are delightfully local.

Experiencing a Malia Boat Party
Experiencing a Malia Boat Party

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete has earned itself a reputation as one of the best party destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, with the vibrant resort of Malia at its forefront.

Things to do with kids in Crete
Things to do with kids in Crete

Thanks to its glorious sunshine, beautiful sea and superb cuisine, Crete is a holiday destination that families go to time and time again. Part of what helps make the island so appealing to families of all ages is the fact that there's always a new way to spend some time around the next corner.