Crete is the big daddy of the Greek islands, and it’s home to some of the top luxury hotels in the Mediterranean.

Five-star All Inclusive hotels

The Aquila Rithymna Beach is one of the top hotels on our books. Mountain and beach views make a winning combo, plus it’s got four big pools. The Hotel Nana Beach, meanwhile, clutches a couple of private coves close. The TUI Magic Life Candia Maris also sits on a beach — and it’s an adults-only zone. The Sea Side Resort and Spa does exactly what it says on the tin, throwing in bird’s eye views of the Aegean Sea for good measure.

Explore Crete

If retail therapy tops your agenda, check out the Cretan capital of Heraklion. Chic boutiques and top shelf jewellery shops glitter on Agias Parakevis. Crete has a good sprinkling of ancient harbour towns, too. Northerly Rethymnon stars a Venetian castle and docks, while Chania chucks in Medieval touches. For something a tad more modern, bar hop the chic cocktail joints of Agia Marina.

Our luxury holidays to Crete deliver all the good stuff — from in-house Turkish spas to white-gold beaches once trod by Venetian royals.

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Luxury Holiday Resorts