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As the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete offers the diversity of a small country. Its coastline is scattered with resorts that couldn’t be more different – youngsters will flock to Malia, families to Hersonissos and culture seekers to Chania. Heraklion’s convenient location provides the perfect gateway to Crete’s most popular resorts.
This year-round destination has universal appeal – with its Mediterranean climate, flawless turquoise waters and sweeping beaches. Yet tradition still exists in the cobbled streets, charming tavernas and within its people - as shepherds herd their flocks in mountain villages and local women sit on bougainvillea adorned doorsteps. The past effortlessly integrates with the present in Venetian harbours, while the ancient towns and ruins give you a fascinating insight into past times. However you choose to enjoy Crete, its irresistible charm will have you coming back time and time again – there’s certainly more to this majestic island than first meets the eye.
The bustling seaside town of Elounda is Crete’s luxury 5 star resort. Situated north of Aghios Nikolaoa this indented coastline boasts picturesque beaches and crystal clear waters. The colourful harbour and main square are at the heart of the action – with plenty of authentic Greek tavernas and friendly bars. There is also a lot to do and see in this area - visit the island of Spinalonga, walk along the peninsula of Kolokytha or explore the tiny villages.
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