Spotlight On: Holidays to Crete | Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea between mainland Greece and southern Turkey. The destinationâ€™s southerly location means that holidays to Crete will guarantee sensational sunshine for your 2012 holidays abroad.
From May to October, temperatures in Crete are comfortable. Even in May and October, the cooler evenings are definitely welcome as temperatures easily reach up to 25 degrees C. As soon as June hits, the climate in Crete peaks rapidly often exceeding 30 degrees C. Be prepared to experience highs of up to 40 degrees C if you visit in July and August.
Flight times to Crete from the UK take, on average, approximately four hours depending on flying conditions and your departure airport. Although the Balearics and the Canaries can be reached in two to three hours, retrospectively, Crete offers a beautifully cultured break away from home with myriad ancient ruins, pretty ports, attractions and gorgeous Grecian landscapes.
Due to the popularity of Crete, most resorts contain family friendly hotels and attractions. The beautiful shores of Rethymnon are safe and superb for sandcastles and paddling with parents in shallow waters.
Older kids and teens that are looking for an adrenaline kick will enjoy a stint in Hersonissos. The area has two waterparks, Aqua Plus and Star Beach, with enough shoots, flumes and pools to keep the whole family entertained for days. Team this will some introductory watersports and glass bottom boat trips.
Young couples and adults visiting Crete in search of vibrant nightlife will not be disappointed. The northern resort of Hersonissos has a wide range of late night bars and discos, while the neighbouring resort of Malia is world famous for its clubs, including the open air Banana Club.
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