The beautiful Greek island of Crete is located less than 4 hours from London. A weekend in Crete is an amazing choice to discover this jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. With its mountains, palm tree forests, ancient monuments, turquoise waters and of course amazing cuisine, Crete has a lot to offer.
Crete is a destination of choice for a weekend beach getaway.
The island offers hundreds of sandy beaches surrounded by a stunning natural environment. Balos is a fantastic spot located on the north western side of the island. The beach offers turquoise waters, white sand and a beautiful island with a Venetian Castle on top. Elafonissi beach is also a great place to visit with its crystal-clear waters and white and pink sand. If you want to relax on a beach surrounded by palm trees, visit Vai beach. Located on the north eastern shore of the island, the beach is surrounded by the largest palm tree forest in Europe.
Crete has a rich history. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is an outstanding visit. Recently renovated, the museum exhibits collections spanning 5,500 years of Crete’s history. Don’t skip this visit, it is probably one of the most amazing museums in the whole country. If you are craving to visit some of the fascinating Greek monuments, Crete boasts many ancient palaces and ruins to be explored. For instance, the Palace of Malia dates back to around 1900 BC and is an amazing experience to discover an ancient Greek palace.
Pierre et Vacances offers many accommodation opportunities for your short breaks to Crete. Our residences are located in different areas of Crete, such as Karteros, Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Sissi or Platanias and all boasts beautiful environments and an outdoor swimming pool.
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