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Last Minute Holidays to Crete

The island of Crete has so much to offer visitors with its spacious sandy beaches, mountains and olive groves, so it's an excellent last minute holiday choice. Whether you want vibrant nightlife, tranquil seaside days or to unwind surrounded by natural beauty, you'll find what you're looking for in Crete.

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Crete has everything you need to make a last minute getaway sensational

Crete is just under four hours from the UK, so you could soon be popping on your flip-flops and heading for a golden beach.

There are lots of gorgeous seaside resorts in Crete which are ideal for last minute breaks. Sissi has a slow pace where you can enjoy coastal walks and some well-earned downtime. It's only 45 minutes' drive from the capital of Heraklion too, which is close enough for a night out. For some serious luxury, Elounda is where it's at with glitzy hotels and fascinating ruins to explore.

Stalis has a long sandy beach, just perfect for family picnics. It sits between lively Malia and Hersonissos, which offers golf courses, theme parks, scuba diving and pretty much everything you could need for a fab holiday.

The best time of year to book your last minute holidays to Crete

New deals are constantly updated, so it's always worth checking to see the latest offers we've got for you. If hot sunshine and sparkly blue sea are must-haves, your ideal last minute deals are going to be in the high season months of June, July and August. To grab the best last minute offers you should be booking no more than eight weeks ahead, so for summer that means keeping a look out in April, May and June. There are lots of super affordable last minute deals to Crete to be had in low season too. So if you're thinking of soaking up some autumn or winter sun you could take a look to see what's on offer for August, September and October.

Other popular holidays in Greece

If you love the idea of booking a last minute deal but are still weighing up your options, there are plenty of other places you'll love. Take a look at similar destinations, like Mykonos, Kefalonia or Kos. Or if you're set on a holiday to Crete, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect last minute holiday in the Greek sun. And here are the top last minute Crete hotels for you to check out.

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