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Crete island

Ultimate guide (December 2019)
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]

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This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Greece"
Rating: 8.0 - 161 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 move 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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[2017-12-13] Carsten

Agioi Apostoli is a great place for beaches in Crete island. It has four different beaches. So it is always possible to find calm water, no matter what is the wind direction.

Preveli is another good beach. It's not so comfortable, but it has a lot of palms (like famous Vai beach).

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