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When to Go

Surrounded by the spectacular Mediterranean Sea, Crete offers boasts sunshine throughout the year. The best time to visit is during late spring or early summer before the weather turns too hot. The historic sites are also less crowded in springtime, and the weather is pleasantly warm.

Two different climate zones exist on Crete: the southern coast, which is closer to Africa, is warmer, while the northern part of the island is cooler, with snow in the mountains in the winter and spring.

Region: Greece

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Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

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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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Fast Facts

Eat like a local and enjoy long, slow family-style meals, drinking anise-flavored raki, or wine.

Crete is held to be the mythological birthplace of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, who was raised in a cave on Mt. Ida.

Famous television and movie actress Jennifer Aniston was born on Crete. The waters surrounding Crete are some of the clearest in Europe.

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