We are pleased to launch our 2013 Greece programme. Click here for a full list of our holiday properties.
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No place in this part of the world changes with the seasons quite as this destination does. In spring, snow caps the White Mountains and orchards are awash with citrus and almond blossom. It is also a time of festivities with the colourful Greek Orthodox Easter celebrated across this passionately traditional land making it a very special time for holidays in Crete.
In high summer the mountain ranges, with their dramatic plateaux and gorges, turn ochre and violet, and the island becomes a kaleidoscope of whitewashed villages and picturesque waterfronts. In the autumn day time temperatures cool and the landscape turns a rich terracotta interlaced with bronze and purple with the ripened olives and grapes: the sea remains warm, the beaches are quiet and the arrival of warblers, wagtails and other migrating birds is nature's own prologue to the mild Cretan winter.
Diversity, space and choice
Crete caters to singles, couples and the family looking for the perfect holiday. From the luxury of villas to the simplicity of apartments, the charm of boutique hotels to rustic, country retreats, visitors looking for the ideal resort are spoilt for choice.
Most trips to this popular island include car rental allowing you to explore the narrow town streets of old Venetian Chania; the ancient archaeological ruins of Minoan palaces at Knossos, Phaistos and Zakros, the pretty fishing village of Elounda located in the north and the far-reaching beaches of the south to the Gulf of Mirabello, where the sea is every shade of blue.
Scenic gorges and inland villages are as perfect a destination for walkers looking for adventure, as the magical coastline is for those who love sand and sea.