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Crete island

Ultimate guide (January 2023)
Crete - the largest and most popular island in Greece with perfect beaches. If rent a car, you can discover some notable natural attractions. Beach and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Greece"
Rating: 8.0 - 264 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 35.223185, 24.850645
See also: Best beaches in Crete

Hotels [edit]

There are lots of hotels on the island, including budget options.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Heraklion international airport (HER) or to Chania international airport (CHQ). Next hire a taxi or get by bus.

There is also ferry service from mainland to Crete island. Main routes are from Athens (port Piraeus) to Heraklion and to Chania.

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When to go [edit]

Summer half of the year. Sea water warms up to a comfortable temperature in July-September.

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