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Crete Flydrive Holidays


Turn your holiday to Crete into one of a lifetime by combining all it has to offer with a Crete fly drive holiday. Enjoy the excitement of Heraklion south whilst taking a relaxing break along the Gulf Messara Coast, a scenic trip to Psiloritis mountain and indulge in the exciting party atmosphere of Hersonisos. Crete really does have it all and a fly drive holiday allows you to see it. On a Crete fly drive you have the option to fly to either Heraklion or Chania.

Matala Beach Heraklion

When in Crete, visiting South Beach is a must! The scene certainly lives up to the stereotype of Crete. You'll find surfers catching the waves in a turquoise ocean, models sauntering along golden sands and rollerbladers gliding down beach road.

Crete Theme Parks


One of the main attractions to Crete is the theme parks, where you are definitely spoilt for choice. At the Cretan Aquarium Park the excited visitors get a feel of what it would be like to journey to the outer reaches of sea world. They can view the depths of the ocean or meet the rear species of fishes.

Vai Palm Beach of Eastern Crete


The Vai Palm beach is stretched at the eastern part of Crete and are often described as 'Crete's jewels' because of the sparkling effect created by the closeness of the sea and the thousands of palm trees on both sides. Attitudes are laid-back and popular activities include snorkelling, diving, fishing and boating. You can also swim with euphoria, enjoy a sunset sail or venture into the archaeological area of Itanos for a walk on the wild side.


Beautiful Beaches


Enjoy your Crete holidays with an incredible 10,297 km of coastline to choose from; ideal for beach lovers looking to discover the white sands, Mediterranean climates and amazing wildlife!

Clearwater, Vai and Elafonisi are the region’s top beach resorts.

Just beyond the beaches of Crete, there’s a whole world of ship wrecks and coral reefs waiting to be explored.


Nature and Culture


The art lovers will appreciate the iconic art deco district in Heraklion, with the Museum of Physical history in Heraklion amongst the unique scenery. Chania city, sometimes known as the old Chania town, is a popular destination among couples who can jump on a river boat and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of its unique place.


Looking for nature and thrills away from the crowdy city?


Visit Lasithi plateau, the place where all villages have a special identity for the wild life and nature.


Travel Information

Language: Greek
Currency: EURO
Local time: GMT +2 hours


Things to do in Crete


Famous for its glorious sunshine, sandy beaches and magical nature parks, Crete Attractions have something for everyone. If you're lucky enough to be heading here on a holiday, check out our list of top things to do in Crete for some inspiring ideas.
Crete has a tradition of music, poems, songs and dances. This island’s tradition and customs are well known all over the world.


Enjoy Crete beaches:


Elafonisi – located south west of Crete at Chania Region.
Vai – Palm beach located at the eastern part of Crete.
Matala – located south of Heraklion region.
Preveli – located south of Rethymnon city.
Agios Pavlos – located south of Rethymnon, a place for people who love yoga!
Loutro – The magic place located south of Chania and east of Paleochora.
Xerokampos – The place where time stands still! Located east, the eastern part.
Falasarna – Located at the western part of Crete, region of Chania.
Agia Pelagia – located west of Heraklion, Malevizi region and is the closest beautiful place to Heraklion city, 25km far.
Malia antiquities – the beach front of Malia archaeological excavations.
Bali – 15km east of Rethymnon, 45km west of Heraklion, extremely beautiful place for family holidays.


Discover Crete attractions - Crete nightlife:


The most important you should do is to visit a place with traditional Cretan music, the ancient instrument Lyra, is going to surprise you with its sound and shape! It is looking very much like violin, but is obviously an older instrument.
If you will not manage to visit such a place, buy a cd with the local music and songs.
There are thousands of night café and bars as well as Bouzouki places, pool bars, seaside bars and nightclubs, to enjoy each night! Crete is the ideal place for nightlife!


Other popular attractions:


Cycling is very well known sport in Crete, there are many cycling clubs which choose this island to spend their athletic vacations, the climate helps to train all year round.
Football camps, tenis courts, beach volley camps, basketball, golf resorts, snorkeling and diving schools, trekking and mountain biking are some of most well known activities that take place on this island.


















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