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Irresistible Greek Island getaways

Holidays in Heraklion and beyond effortlessly blend modernity and tradition – for every nocturnal area there is a quaint village seemingly untouched by tourism, along with pockets of Crete that will appeal to everyone.

You’ll be hypnotised by the picturesque scenery and crystal clear waters that adorn this magical island. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore the traditional inland villages or the dramatic Samaria Gorge. The sights of the island are truly spectacular, from the ancient city of Knossos to the Venetian harbour of Chania – a rich history is certainly evident throughout. As the sun goes down the focus turns to the island’s entertainment and nightlife. Be it a day-into-night club in Hersonissos, fashionable hangout in the old town of Rethymnon or a harbour-side taverna that serves the freshest catch.

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Car hire for your villa holiday

We would always recommend hiring a car when you book a villa. To help you decide, accommodation is classified as Car Essential, Car Advised or Car Optional in the relevant villa description.

Our exclusive partnership with AVIS means you know you'll be in good hands, and our partnership also brings added benefits:

  • 24 hr support and road side assistance
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • Free additional driver
  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Booking for longer durations will typically reduce the daily price
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Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Earn bonus Avios
  • Flexible payment