Choose any of our Crete holidays and you'll be jetting off to the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the 13 administrative regions of Greece. The capital and the largest city of Crete is Heraklion. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits such as its own poetry, and music. Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Fifteen percent of all arrivals in Greece come through the city of Heraklion. Today, the island's tourism infrastructure caters to all tastes, including a very wide range of accommodation; the island's facilities take in large luxury hotels with their complete facilities including swimming pools, sports and recreation and then there are the smaller family-owned apartments, ideal for explorers just looking for a base. Crete’s super-size means it’s got 650 miles of coastline to go around.
- Greek, Modern