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Guide to Crete

An authentic Greek Island with a metropolitan twist

Crete boasts an eclectic mix of waterfront nightlife, glorious beaches, and impressive mountain scenery. Saturated in the seemingly endless Greek sun, Crete is alive with energy throughout the seasons, offering the ultimate Mediterranean escape. Crete is teeming with hidden treasures and unbelievable natural beauty which lures visitors back time and again.

Located at the southernmost tip of Greece, Crete maintains a thriving popularity without compromising any local traditions or natural beauty. Crete is renowned for its hiking opportunities at the rustic and alluring Samaria Gorge amongst the secluded villages of the White Mountains.

Brimmed with many laid back cafes, fine restaurants and thriving nightspots, the bustling capital of Heraklion is simply unmissable. One of the most delightful opportunities is the Venetian architecture, meander along the intriguing streets and marvel at the evocative and diverse landscapes.

Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos sits to the east of Heraklion overlooking the Gulf of Mirambello. Teeming with traditional charms this gorgeous town exudes glamour and sophistication. Laced with chic boutiques and luscious gardens this relaxed town is the ultimate break for those looking for a taste of the cosmopolitan lifestyle on their luxury yacht charter.

To the west sits the charming town of Rethymnon. Deemed to be the most exclusive ports in Crete, Rethymnon boasts animated market squares which complement the stunning promenades which are lined with breathtaking palms.

The breathtaking village of Eloundra is rich in opulent luxuries such as elegant bars and charming cafes. Gaze in awe at the picturesque harbour which is joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway, overlooking the stunning Spinalonga Peninsula. Eloundra radiates energy and with excellent snorkelling opportunities among the pebbly coves, this charming village has retained its original fishing village charm.

If you are interested in a yachting vacation in the clear waters of the Greek Islands, there is a wide selection of superyachts which are available for private rental, view all crewed luxury Greece charter yachts on our website. Also be sure to get in touch with your preferred charter broker to discuss itineraries.

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Reasons to Visit

Boutique Shopping
Chic Restaurants
Elegant Bars
Bustling Market Squares
Pebbly Coves
Breathtaking Views
Snorkelling Adventures

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  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Fine Dining
  • Anchorage

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