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The biggest island in Greece is big on beaches and sunshine that's for sure. Crete is the tourist-friendly retreat for everyone with space for lively resorts and hidden beaches. Heraklion or Chania are both airports with an extremely warm weather welcome.

Places to see

There are more things to do in Crete than you could do in a month, but highlights are Aquaplus, the giant water park just outside Hersonissos, Aquaworld aquarium at Chersonisos and the Botanical Park of Crete in Chania. Big, tourist-friendly beaches lined with attractions and amenities are found at Rethymno and Malia, but the coasts of the island offer beaches of all kinds to explore and enjoy. 

The remnants of the Minoan palace at Knossos have been painstakingly restored and are an absolute must-see - it's a truly unique site. But ancient ruins are not the only places of historical interest on Crete; the island was once occupied by the Venetians and the town of Rethymno and its harbour offers stunning examples of 16th century Venetian architecture.

Chania Lighthouse
Chania Lighthouse
Shoreside in Crete
Shoreside in Crete

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A regular schedule every month of the year means you can experience destinations in any season with a flight from Leeds Bradford Airport.

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Summer 2019

Airline Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun First Departure Last Departure
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Ryanair No Yes No No No Yes No
Jet2.com No No No No No No Yes

A little bit about Crete

Key Information

Language
Greek (modern)
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT+02:00
Perfect For
  • Family Fun
  • Sun Seekers
  • Winter Sun
  • Holiday Home
  • Wildlife Wonder
  • Island Life
  • Beach Bliss

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