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Families will love:

  • Miles of pristine beaches
  • Ancient Cretan culture and archeology
  • Vacationing among the Greek Gods

The southernmost European island, and the largest of the many Greek Isles, Crete is a diverse landscape with something for every kind of traveler.

There's ancient Greek history, museums, and architecture at every turn; the birthplace(s) of the most famous of all the Greek Gods; a bevy of fun water sports; miles of pristine beaches with perfectly blue seas for swimming; ... more
The southernmost European island, and the largest of the many Greek Isles, Crete is a diverse landscape with something for every kind of traveler.

There's ancient Greek history, museums, and architecture at every turn; the birthplace(s) of the most famous of all the Greek Gods; a bevy of fun water sports; miles of pristine beaches with perfectly blue seas for swimming; charming villages to explore with quaint shops and brilliant restaurants in which to taste the authentic flavors of Cretan and Greek cuisine; glorious mountains to climb, hike or simply admire from a distance with a glass of local wine in your hand; and some of the sweetest, warmest and most welcoming people you will encounter on Earth.

Whether you want a rugged outdoor adventure family vacation, a string of lazy beach days at a full-service resort with kids' clubs and waterslides, or something in between, Crete has the delicious recipe for a perfect Greek family vacation.

Written by Jeff Bogle less

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