Home to Beaches and Ancient Ruins
As one of Greece’s southernmost islands, Crete is equipped with the ideal beach holiday climate. But that’s only one of many Cretan attributes. The island capital of Heraklion and, indeed, the island per se are a treasure trove for history buffs.
Crete features beaches to suit every taste. Be it sand or pebbles, calm or lively, for families or good swimmers: this picturesque Greek island has something for everyone. Heraklion’s most famous beach is called Matala and was a popular venue for hippies in the 1960s and 1970s.;;;
Frequently referred to as the Caribbean of Crete, the islet of Elafonissi in the west boasts one of its most beautiful sand beaches. Plakias situated in the south is home to idyllic bathing coves for blissfully tranquil beach days. And the region of Kissamos In the northwest entices with a breathtakingly large bay.