Planning Ahead: Summer 2019 in Crete!

Escape the winter blues and plan your 2019 Greek holiday! Read on to discover why Crete is the perfect destination for your next escape, and discover the perfect adults-only escape at Minos Palace hotel & suites.

Crete for beach lovers

With 650 miles of coastline, Crete is the perfect island for unlimited beach days. From hidden gems known only to the locals, to buzzing beach-bar favourites, spend a relaxing week exploring the golden sands of eastern Lassithi province. Moreover, guests of Minos Palace hotel & suites have access to the resort’s exclusive private beaches, allowing direct access to the glittering waters of the Mirabello Bay.

Crete for culture vultures

From the beautiful Knossos Palace to the historic splendour of Chania and Heraklion, Crete is a true haven for history lovers. Discover another side to party-town Malia at its bronze age archaeological site, including the monumental palace of King Sarpidon, one of the greatest Minoan excavations on the island. Delve into the wonders of ancient Phaistos, where the mysterious Phaistos Disc was found, and explore the classical site of Gortyn, said to be the site of the myth of Zeus and Europa. Minos Palace hotel & suites is perfectly suited on the outskirts of the historic town of Agios Nikolaos, and our concierge staff are always on hand to introduce you to the unseen magic of the island.

Crete for nature-spotters

Discover the diversity of Cretan flora and fauna! Isolated from mainland Europe, Asia and Africa, the island has no large predators, a fact that the Ancient Greeks attributed to the labours of Hercules. Instead, watch out for the endangered Cretan goat (kri-kri), wildcat and spiny mouse or head to the sea to spot loggerhead sea turtles, Mediterranean monk seals, dolphins, porpoises and even sperm whales! Choose Minos Palace hotel & suites and discover a program of environmental activities, providing the perfect opportunity to discover the island’s stunning natural environment.

Crete for gourmets

Crete is a true haven for global foodies, featuring an unlimited supply of fresh produce, golden olive oil and mouth-watering traditional recipes. Book your stay at Minos Palace hotel & suites and enjoy everything from the most delicious buffet options at the Amalthea Restaurant to local cuisine at the Culinarium Inblu restaurant, and discover the island’s finest flavours.

To visit and enjoy these and many more Cretan attractions, book now your 2019 summer holidays.

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