Largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is a jewel in the Med and a perfect destination for a beach break in Europe. If you book cheap flights to Crete, you’ll discover a stunning isle with a pleasant climate, lovely surroundings and historic sites where one of the very first civilisations of Europe lived. Home to the Minoans as far back as the 27th century BC, Crete contained the famed city of Knossos, legendary location of the Minotaur’s labyrinth lair. Those on Crete holidays today are sure to lose themselves in the island’s laid back Mediterranean lifestyle and rich heritage, with days spent soaking up sunshine on its beautiful beaches, sampling local wines and cuisine, and exploring its cultural treasures and exciting attractions. There’s a lot to explore on the island, including capital Heraklion and party resort Malia as well as charming Rethymno, Sitia, Elounda, Sissi and many other locations.
Want to book direct flights to Crete for a family holiday? Children will be sure to enjoy splashing around on the slides and pools of Water City, Acqua Plus and Limnoupolis water parks. The nightspots of Malia’s Beach Road and others in Platanias, Hersonissos, Agios Nikolaos, Heraklion and Chania are popular among visitors from all over Europe and sure to please those who travel on return flights to Crete for fun and nightlife. No sightseer on the island will want to miss trips to the ancient city of Knossos and ruins of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, as well as the likes of Arkadi Monastery and Samaria Gorge. It’s easy to book affordable airline tickets and travel from a convenient airport, as cheap Crete flights to Heraklion Airport (HER) and Chania Airport (CHQ) are offered by a range of UK airlines, and departures are offered from airports throughout the UK.