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Crete is the largest and most diverse greek island. Crete is the same size as Hawaii’s big island so there is a ton of options when it comes to accommodation, things to do, places to stay, tours and restaurants. If you are planning to visit Crete then the best thing I could advise you is to spend at least a week on the island so you’ll get the opportunity to explore as many areas as possible. If you only have a few days to spend in Crete then you should visit western Crete or Chania area, as it is the place with the most famous beaches (Elafonisi, Falasarna etc) and the most picturesque town of the island (Chania old town). 

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If it’s your first time in Crete then you should definitely start with the western part of the island as it is the most diverse (and for any the most beautiful). With hotels such as Domus Renier Boutique Hotels staying in Chania town is alway a good option but depending on your circumstances there are many more beautiful areas you can stay in Crete. This guide explains everything.

Crete has some of the most stunning hotels in Greece and it offers an incredible variety of resorts, family friendly and all inclusive hotels all around the island. New hotels such as the incredible Domes Noruz will be your basis for an incredible holiday experience on the biggest greek island. 

Some of the best villas in Greece can be found in Crete. Large private swimming pools and spaces that can sleep more than 8 guests are all included in this list. The Winehill Villa close to Chania is often reviewed as one of the best in Crete but Elounda area has some very impressive ones too.

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Visiting both Crete and Santorini is not usually recommended as you need at least 7 days in Crete and definitely 5 in Santorini. These are all the details you need about available flights and ferries from Crete to Santorini.

Crete is the island with the most beautiful beaches in Greece and some of them are frequently voted as the best in the world. This list features all the famous beaches of Crete such as Elafonissi, Balos, Falassarna and Hersonissos while giving you directions on how to get there along with recent videos of the actuall beaches themselves.

Because Crete is a massive island, there are literally hundreds of amazing things to do. Hiking the unique Samaria Gorge is one of the best tours you can take but the diversity of the island will give you the opportunity to experience from exotic beaches to picturesque old towns like Chania and Rethymno.

Chania area and the western Crete is probably the best area to stay in Crete with lots of stunning hotels and villas to stay around. Western Hill Villa is probably the best private villa to stay in Chania Crete, featuring an impressive swimming pool and amazing sea views to the Aegean Sea.

Crete is one of the warmest places in Greece but that doesn’t mean there is no winter there. This is all the information you need in order to decide when is the best time of the year to go to Crete and have the best time possible for your situation.

Chania is probably the most picturesque town in Crete and one of the most beautiful places in Greece, so staying there it is a very good and reasonable decision you can take. There are plenty of nice hotels, resorts and b&b’s like the amazing Domes Noruz. This list has some of the best hotels and flats of Chania Town in Crete. 

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and it offers a wide range of accommodation options and it is the best choice if you want to be close to Knossos ruins. Hotels such as the amazing Aquila Atlantis Hotel will provide excellent facilities but if you want to be closer to a beach you can always pick something  like the stunning Onira Suite Dreams

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