As one of the most unique islands of Greece, it’s fair to say that Crete is much more than just a beach destination.

Here, you can find quintessential Greek charm, with a Cretan flair that is proud of its spirit of independence. Often said to be the home of the healthiest diet in the world – rich in locally made olive oils, tangy cheeses and seafood pulled fresh from the sea every morning – make sure you come with an appetite! It’s also the birthplace of the Minoans, the oldest advanced civilisation in the world, with Greek myths woven throughout the landscape. Be sure to stop by Spinalonga Island too – famously the setting of Victoria Hisplop’s book, The Island, it has a fascinating history.

Easily recognised by its whitewashed chapels, sandy stone walls and ancient, sun-dried olive groves, a luxury holiday to Crete never disappoints. Watch our Product Executive, Sophie Hart, explore it for herself with her latest video journal.

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