Cheap Crete summer holiday for 2019

THE biggest Greek Island and the fifth biggest island in the Med, Crete has endless vast landscapes and dramatic coastline to explore. Head there to discover the island’s ancient history, eat delicious Greek food and kick back on white sandy beaches. You can enjoy year-round mild temperatures – 23 to 29C from May to October – and a just under four-hour flight from the UK. Where to start? We’ve narrowed it down with our guide to the best holiday spots on the island. Heraklion area The most popular part of the island is the area around Crete’s capital, Heraklion, which is home to bustling resorts with lively nightlife but also traditional villages and quieter areas if you seek them out. Around Lasithi in the east is arguably the most authentic part of Crete with traditional villages, ancient sites and unspoiled beaches. The upmarket resort town of Agios Nikolaos sits on a hillside with stunning views of Mirabello Bay and Lake Voulismeni – A charming seaside town with a colourful harbour and traditional Greek tavernas, Elounda is a picturesque spot to stay with access to the famous Spinalonga Island. But best of all is at Milatos at Kiveli apts from £20 pn – for a self catering apartment

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