Crete, Greece is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe with breathtaking scenery from Mountain to Sea.
Below is my Crete Travel guide to help you plan your ideal itinerary including the best places in Crete (especially beaches, gorges, archeological sites...), a road trip guide and plenty of photos and video to make you dream of your next trip!
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME IN CRETE!
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Best things to do in Crete island
Discover general articles about the best things to do and destinations in Crete. Get inspired to visit this magnificent Greek island with many landscapes from mountains to sea displaying unbelievable colors: You won't get bored!
The whole island offers breathtaking scenery everywhere you look. Discover mountains, gorges, beaches, monasteries, archeological sites...
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Crete Travel Guide - How to Plan your Trip
Here is a map to help you understand where the Crete island is located in the Mediterranean Sea, South of Greece
You can also get a better understand of where the main towns are.
Detailed maps designed to help planning are available in the eBook.
Below are my articles to help you define your ideal itinerary, get ready to drive in Crete, plan your accommodations, pack and have a fantastic trip!
Need to rent a car in Crete?
- Option 1 - Local experts - Check out the local company Rental Center Crete - Their service has great ratings online and they have a zero-excess insurance policy (which I really like) - Get a quote
- Option 2 - International Brands - compare offers on Discovercars.com - one of the best customer-rated comparison sites! And consider their full coverage option - I always take it for peace of mind!
- Book early to have a large choice of vehicles!
Best places in North Crete, Greece
North Crete is the more developed region - it offers organized beaches, main archeological sites, historical monasteries and all the main towns.
Best places in South Crete Island
South Crete is the wild region of the island - it offers national parks, gorges, wild coast, isolated villages, colorful beaches... and a more relaxed vibe!
Visiting the East coast of Crete
The East coast is wild with canyons, beaches, ruins and small villages. It offers vibrant colors and unspoiled areas.
Boat trips & Excursions
Greece is full of islands, you can enjoy boat trips to some stunning and very close small islands or plan a full day excursion to the famous Santorini.
GENERAL TRAVEL TIPS
And below are some of my tips to help you have a wonderful trip!