Did YOU Enjoy Your Holidays In Crete?
Tell others who are planning their holiday what it was that you enjoyed about Crete so much. Was it a specific location? Or the character of the island?
Would you chose Crete for a holiday over another Greek island? Why? Tell us your reasons for loving Crete!
See stories from other visitors about their love for Crete...
Why I love Crete
I just returned from my first trip to Crete. It is a beautiful island. There is so much to do, from exploring the gorges and beautiful beaches, to seeing …
Honesty and Friendliness in Crete
In 1989 we visited Crete and stayed at the resort of Elounda at the Kavos Bay Apartments overlooking the sea. This was our first holiday to any Greek …
My Love for Crete - Moja miłość do Krety
Dlaczego? to bardzo prosta odpowiedź. Wyspa ta urzekła mnie podczas mojego pierwszego na niej pobytu. Za to że jest w niej taka zagadka, jest tajemnicza, …
I Love Crete
I love Crete because of all the lovely walks I can take in Crete. Why do you not make it a little easier for tourists to find these routes? And a little …
Why I love Crete
"I remember my first holiday in Crete, I wanted to see everything! I only had ten days so I looked at the map and decided to travel from west to east from tip to tip! I started at Elafonisi Beach in Chania in the west and ended up at Vai Palm Beach in Lasithi in the west...WOW!
What a great ten days! Luckily, I stayed and lived another four months on the island after that, so I was able to explore further. But that first ten days gave me a really good snapshot of the island and where I wanted to re-visit...
I stayed in cheap places; it was all in shoulder season so I could bargain for the price. This is one of the things I loved about Crete, the easy way people have of chatting to total strangers!
I enjoyed a whole night out enjoying traditional Kritiki musiki in Chania by myself, because I met such friendly people ...we discussed philosophy, history and literature late into the night over a large bottle of retsina! My hotel was in the old zone so I wandered home a little tipsy and felt completely safe. That is another thing I love about Crete!
I can suggest the following places to really experience the character and physical beauty of Crete:
Chania Town - (pictured) this small town on the north-western coast is a hubbub and a cross-roads. The Old Town in particular is full of atmosphere and history, a living canvas of the colourful stories of the island.
Matala Beach - this unusual beach on the central south coast is pretty and the water is clear. The journey to get here takes you across the island and the Messara Valley. Gaze at the sunset over the Libyan Sea.
Elounda Village - The beach is located on a very beautiful bay with magnificent scenery and a protected cove. This is a cosmopolitan village with great tavernas, try the local food. I loved meeting the friendly locals here.
Vai Beach - a really stunning sand beach with palm trees. This beach is way away from cities and rush hour, an oasis in the east of the island. A palm forest on the beach. Yes ... you read it right... a palm forest! So beautiful.
Please tell us about your holidays in Crete!