Hire a car
Crete’s gorgeous coastline is praised, but its rich interiors are not to be missed. Hire a car to explore the forested hills and wildflower meadows.
Chania’s Instagrammable scenes lure thousands of visitors each year. Behind its Venetian harbour are cobbled streets to explore and some fabulous Greek restaurants.
Try the food
Fresh local produce dominates Cretan menus. Expect fresh salads in every colour of the rainbow, flaky pastries packed with cheese and delicacies like fried snails.