Crete’s hottest summer holiday attractions

Crete’s hottest summer holiday attractions

A spectacular coastline, a rich and diverse history spanning millennia, outstanding food and wine, and thumping nightlife; If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Greek island life this summer, you can’t go past Crete.

Chow down in Chania

Located along Crete’s north-western coast, Chania is Crete’s dining hotspot. The island’s culinary history is almost as exciting as its geopolitical one. So healthy is the Cretan approach to food that the island’s culinary culture has survived occupations by the Arabs, Venetians, and the Ottoman Empire.

Head into Chania’s old town for a taste of the real Crete. Choose from cosy tavernas serving staid classics like dakos (a traditional meze similar to bruschetta), to upmarket seafood restaurants grilling the catch du jour. For a snack on the run, tuck into Chania’s take on the famous Greek gyros – a grudging culinary legacy of Ottoman occupation and a simple all-in-one meal.
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Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

Agios Nikolaos- Crete’s cultural epicentre

If you haven’t visited the summer playground of Crete, Greece’s largest and southern-most island, you’re missing out.

Once home to the mighty Minoan empire – rulers of the waves, keepers of the mysterious minotaur and perhaps the culture that gave birth to the myth of Atlantis – Crete has morphed into a thoroughly modern tourist mecca with all the charm of Greek island life.

While popular attractions, such as the ancient Minoan city of Knossos, and the stunning pink sands and turquoise waters of Elafonisi beach, are must-sees as part of any Cretan adventure, the island also boasts a wealth of beautiful towns, stunning vistas, unique culture and cuisine, and of course miles of pristine Aegean coastline to explore.

The boutique charm of Agios Nikolaos

Situated to the east of Crete’s capital, Heraklion, and strewn along the sparkling bay of Mirabello, Agios Nikolaos is perhaps the poster-child of Crete’s rise as a world-class travel destination.
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The Traditional Greek Food Experience in Crete

The Traditional Greek Food Experience in Crete

The Cretans don’t boast about their food in vain. The simplicity and the freshness of the organically sourced ingredients compliments the local cooking procedures to create something distinctly delicious. Located in Crete’s stunning south-eastern coast, Karma Royal Villea is set amongst majestic mountain regions and surrounded by remote island beaches and coves. The perfect backdrop to the perfect dining experience.
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