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Crete holidays

Crete is the largest island in Greece offering a 1,000km long coastline full of bays, peninsulas, coves and sandy beaches. It is also known for its historic importance, as it is the home of the Minoan civilisation, Venetian fortresses and many mosques and monasteries. The landscape is extremely diverse with mountain ranges and gorges, Europe’s only palm tree forest beach by the coast and, inland, vast plains and plateaux.

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