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When: Whenever you want to travel, but the best times are usually July and August when the lively resorts are full of tourists and the beaches are packed with pale bodies wanting to get a tan. It’s hard to beat that atmosphere!
Where: Dimokratias Street is the main strip in Malia, closed off to traffic at night thanks to the phenomenal street parties. You can’t say no to that.
Why: You never know, you may meet the love of your life if you venture over to Crete. Sun, sea and sand, and perhaps the chance of a holiday romance thrown in – what more could you ask for?
When: Anytime between May and September to make the most of the hot weather, the lively atmosphere and the most tourists to share memories with.
Where: No question about it, head to Malia where there are nightclubs and bars open until the early hours. The beaches are great for water sports, excellent for a bit of competition with your mates.
Why: What are you coming to Crete for, the beaches, the restaurants or the nightlife? Don’t panic, all of these are here, ready and waiting for you to sample.
When: Steer away from the busy months and travel in May or September when there are few children and ouzo-induced teenagers running round, leaving you to get all romantic!
Where: Aghios Nikolaos is great for relaxing, Knossos is ideal to experience the cultural side of the island and Hersonissos boasts simply beautiful beaches. Try the delicious Cretan delights in the intimate restaurants found all over the island.
Why: Because the resorts and beaches are just what you need for a romantic break with your partner, reminiscing about why you fell in love. That glorious Greek heat is sure to add some extra sizzle into your relationship, too.
When: The summer holidays are always a good time to go with children. Let them make friends to take the stress away from your holiday, leaving you to relax and put your feet up.
Where: Any of the beach resorts are where you need to go, all with shallow waters and great water sports. Not wanting to go to the beach? Visit the Palace and Labyrinth of Knossos that’s home to a maze or, if you prefer underwater creatures, visit the Aqua World Aquarium.
Why: Because it is a child-friendly island with shallow waters, sandy beaches and everything you need to make the little ‘uns feel at home.