Resorts in Crete

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Heraklion is Crete's main city and usually the starting point for holidays on the island. Built on a fairly steep hillside, its history of Venetian occupation is clear in its archi…

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Agios Nikolaos

Shaking off its reputation for package-tour karaoke evenings and touristy clubs, this resort is rapidly transforming into a charming getaway for couples and families. These days, A…

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Malia offers fun, sunny days and steamy nights of partying. Situated on the north coast of Crete, its shops, cafes, hotels, kiosks and tavernas stay busy during peak season, and br…

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Travellers will appreciate the flower-bedecked balconies in Rethymnon's old town, and the Turkish and Venetian influences in its architecture. Tourist development hasn't compromise…

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Beyond being the largest city in western Crete, Hania (Chania) is also one of the most attractive. Its small harbour and labyrinth of Turkish and Venetian buildings never fail to c…

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