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About CreteHolidays to Crete are the perfect opportunity to soak up the sun on its 650 miles of coastline, explore its scenic countryside, and uncover its encyclopaedic offering of myths and legends. With its super-size status as the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Crete has something for everyone. From the cosmopolitan towns of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda in the Lassithi area, to the Blue Flag beaches and historical old town of Chania, to the family-friendly beaches of Rethymnon, and the late-night drinks spots of Heraklion, there's something for everyone. Crete is also a place of great historical significance, being credited with being the birthplace of modern civilisation. The Palace of Knossos in the Heraklion area is a testament to its Minoan past, where the first people in the world to have fashions, parties and women’s rights lived. Finally, Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, located an hour’s drive from Chania, is the perfect way to explore the island's unspoilt scenery.
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