Overview of Crete
Crete is a holiday haven. The beautiful Greek island is blessed with gorgeous, endless beaches and glistening Mediterranean waters, dramatic mountain ranges, international historical sites and open countryside. Crete can offer something for everyone to enjoy, which is why it’s a popular holiday destination.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and has been a favourite holiday hotspot for years thanks to its cultural surroundings, warm weather and welcoming hospitality. Holidaymakers flock to the island to soak up the unique beauty of the stunning landscapes which flourish around every corner while taking advantage of the long, hot summers Crete is famed for.
Things to Do and See in Crete
From the glorious sandy beaches and pretty port towns of the North to the impressive gorges, valleys and cliff tops of the south, Crete has so much to see and explore.
For some culture and history, take a tour through the ruins at Knossos and Rethymnon to discover the island’s intriguing past, enjoy some retail therapy in the chic boutiques of Heraklion, the island’s capital. You can hire a car and drive through the picturesque countryside filled with wildflowers and olive groves, or enjoy some delicious, traditional Greek food in the beautiful harbour towns of Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos.
If prefer something more relaxing and laidback, you can lie by the swimming pool in your cliff-top private luxury villa in Crete with a refreshing beverage and stunning backdrops that overlook the sea.
Crete has beautiful archaeological sites including the Archaeological site of Phaistos and museum of Chania, the Palace of Knossos ruins, plus more.
Like many of the Greek islands, they hold a mythological past that is associated with the Greek Gods and Minoan civilisation. The most recognised Greek God, even to this day is Zeus, and according to Ancient Greek mythology, Zeus was born in the Diktaean Cave at Mount Diki.
If you find Ancient Greek history interesting, you won’t be disappointed in Crete. You will fill-up with interesting facts that you might not already know, including the heritance of the Greek Gods and Goddesses.
Book Your Private Villa in Crete
Villa Retreats has a variety of villas available to rent in Crete ranging from up to 12 guests. We have stunning, traditional villas available and modern designed holiday homes all with stunning and unforgettable surroundings. Whichever villa you choose, you won’t be disappointed, and you will create treasurable memories.
We also have luxury villas available across the Greek Islands, including Corfu and Mykonos.
Book your dream villa to Crete with Villa Retreats today or contact us for more information.