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Best Things to Do

Experience the best of Crete with this guide to the island's top things to do.

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Before you travel to the glorious Greek island of Crete, read up on etiquette, destination practicalities, health concerns and more.

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Exploring the mountainous island of Crete is like navigating a small country. Here are our top tips for getting around Greece's largest island.

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Money and Costs

Crete is a very popular destination but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to visit on a budget. Here are some top tips to stretch your euros even further.

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Free Things to Do

Check out our top tips on free things to do in Crete. From beaches to historical landmarks, there are plenty of activities that won't break the bank.

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These road trips in Crete will take you to mountains, beaches, monasteries, wineries, unspoiled villages and Venetian old towns.

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