Crete holidays

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Discreet Crete: exploring the Greek island’s gorges and ancient villages on a new eco-tour
Away from the bars and bustle, Crete’s spectacular White Mountains are opening up to sensitive and sustainable travel – with scrumptious food

Lorna Parkes

16, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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My big, fat, Greek Easter: food and spectacle on Crete, Corfu and Tinos
Ditch the chocolate eggs and daffodils – Easter tradition in Greece means firecrackers, processions and flying clay pots

Heidi Fuller-Love

14, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Walk like a Minoan: hiking and foraging in eastern Crete
A winter hike on a remote section of Crete’s E4 trail, fuelled by feta cheese and wild herbs, proves the perfect antidote to bleak times

Heidi Fuller-Love

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Holidays from hell: Naga Munchetty, David Baddiel, Jon Snow and others on their worst breaks
We’re all so desperate to get away. But were our summer breaks as good as we remember? Famous travellers tell their sorry tales to Michael Segalov

Michael Segalov

04, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best novels set in Greece – that will take you there
From the natural beauty of Corfu and Kefalonia to the caves and myths of Crete, Greece has inspired writers for millennia

Andrew Bostock

19, May, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Open and shut case: why the package holiday is back
Cost, convenience and the Love-Island effect mean ready-made holidays are back in fashion, with giant operators Thomas Cook and Tui opening swish new hotels

Rachel Dixon

14, Aug, 2018 @11:37 AM

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Running away: Crete's winding paths
The Greek island is fantastic for running, offering decent roads, winding paths and plenty of opportunities for hill reps

Kate Carter

19, Jan, 2018 @1:28 PM

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Police confirm remains found on Crete belong to British holidaymaker
Steven Cook’s skeleton found down well more than a decade after he went missing on first holiday without his parents

George Sandeman and agency

24, Feb, 2017 @9:01 PM

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Be a farmer for a day in Crete
An organic farm near Rethymno in the island’s north-west, teaches visitors traditional skills. Our writer mucks in

Emily Payne

13, Sep, 2015 @8:30 AM

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'World's greatest crocodile hunter' fails to catch 'Sifis' – Crete's fugitive reptile
Crocodile that mysteriously appeared in an artificial lake still at large on the Greek island, despite Olivier Behra's efforts

Helena Smith in Athens

02, Sep, 2014 @4:39 PM

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Brits abroad, feel no shame! We can’t let the Germans spoil our summer | Holly Baxter
Holly Baxter: Bild warns its readers of our ‘vodka cough’ and ‘underwear amnesia’. There’s no need to be defensive – just pass me a discount cocktail

Holly Baxter

31, Jul, 2014 @2:05 PM

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Tourist snap: crocodile on the loose in Crete sparks visitor rush to island
Reports of 'abandoned' reptile send Greek officials into panicked search but social media chatter and inflatable croc sales soar

Helena Smith in Athens

09, Jul, 2014 @6:53 PM

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