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Crete Travel Information

When to Go

During July and August Crete gets very hot - the mercury can soar to 40°C (100°F) in the shade and the beaches are crowded. Conditions are ideal until the end of October. By November, the endless blue skies of summer have disappeared. November to February are the wettest months and snow falls on Crete's highest peaks.

Region: Greece

Featured Crete Hotel

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Our 5-Star classification designates those select properties that provide exquisite service and amenities. The discriminating traveler will find the accommodations, ambiance, dining, and staff assistance of the highest caliber. These properties offer the utmost in luxury and will provide an outstanding experience.

Nestled on the tranquil coast of Elounda on the island of Crete, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort, offers emblematic views to the relics of Spinalonga Island.

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Getting Around

Buses are the only form of public transport in Crete, but a fairly extensive network makes it relatively easy to travel around the island. For schedules and prices. Ferries link towns along the south coast and islands; some towns can only be accessed by sea. Many ferries operate only during the summer months.

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