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Winter holidays in Crete

Crete offers holiday opportunities for both summer and winter

Crete is an ideal place to visit all year round. Its mild climate and its unique mountainous features attract visitors before and after the established touristy summer season. Crete’s stunning natural beauty awakens in visitors an imperative need to discover its mountains, its gorges, its paths.

Trying to decide whether to visit Crete in winter? Or perhaps you already have plans and you want to know what to do once you get here?
A winter holiday on Crete can be a great way to discover its hidden gems. Visiting Crete in winter is a great way to escape from colder climates and enjoy the culture and history of one of Europe’s most popular islands – without dealing with the hordes of tourists who come in the summer!

The winter is the perfect opportunity to discover the unique landscapes of the hinterland. At the end of your tour, you can enjoy genuine Cretan cuisine at some of the traditional taverns, next to a fireplace with all noisy locals around enjoying their time. It is also the time for certain plants, vegetables, and herbs to grow, which means you can experience the difference in the cuisine of wintertime.

Rivers and gorges are filled again with water and thousands of waterfalls on the island get life back! Many lovers of canyoning from all corners of Europe in recent years have put the gorges of Crete in their winter program. Exploring the ancient Cretan trails and hiking paths throughout the island becomes more enjoyable, as temperatures are really ideal. A sunny winter day is the best opportunity for a memorable trip, without worrying about the heating summer sun.

Crete's mountains are covered with snow in winter and snow events are getting more and more popular with locals and visitors! Alpine skiing, snow climbing, and snow kite are some of the things you can do in Crete. 

You see, Crete it the perfect place for your stay in wintertime and we are happy to help you find the right place and best activities!