Travel guide to Crete

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Best time to visit

Crete can be visited all year round, as you can spend your time, between April and October, on the beach, enjoying the sun, and the fall and winter, where the temperature is pleasant as well, on exploring the beautiful nature.

Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 14.00 in Crete.

Culture and entertainment

Crete is a happening place, especially during the summer, where several festivals are held in the capital Iraklio and the city of Aghios Nicolaos. Among other things, Aghios Nicolaos has a large festival 50 days after Easter where you can experience a large and exciting open-air market. You can also do all sorts of sports on the island, especially water sports.

Accommodation / Hotel

Crete has a huge number of hotels. The large hotel chains dominate, but it is also possible to find something smaller and less expensive. There are plenty of private pensions and camping sites on the island, too. Book your hotel in Crete here

Local transport



It is easy to get a taxi in the major cities. It's cheap and they usually have taximeters. If not, you have to negotiate about the price with the driver.

Other transport

There is a bus service between the major and middle-sized cities and towns in Crete, as well as an airport and a large number of ferries to the other islands and the mainland.
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