The largest Greek island is a hidden gem in plain sight, boasting diverse natural beauty and a treasure trove of offerings ranging from coastal towns and beaches to outdoor activities and delicious food and wine.
STAY a world away from tourist hot spots at Villa Kerasia, a charming B&B surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards in a central location that make it a great home base.
DO rent a car and explore different parts of the island based on your interest, whether it be relaxing at the dramatic beaches along the south coast or hiking the Samaria Gorge in the west.
EAT where the locals eat by asking for recommendations and dining at small hole in the wall spots where the owner might even be the one who personally takes your order (and always some sort of feta starter).
DISCOVER the island beyond its main city Heraklion and you’ll soon realize there is almost too much to see and do in Crete that you’ll already be planning your next trip back.
Read more in my Guide to Visiting Crete (coming soon!).