Crete is an island that has always interested me. Back when I was a baby, my aunt decided to go travelling around Europe before finally settling on Crete and living there for a little while. She has mentioned many times that the island was absolutely beautiful and it is somewhere we should visit and with us aiming to travel a lot more as a family, especially around Europe, Crete is somewhere we definitely want to go.
Crete is Greece’s largest island and has both beautiful beaches and spectacular mountains. The tallest mountain is actually home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek mythology.
So now you know why we want to visit but here’s what we would like to do…
Hire A Car & Travel Around Crete
We had never hired a car when abroad previously but did so whilst in Cyprus so we would definitely consider doing this in Crete. Of course we would use a reputable company such as Rental Center Crete to hire a car for our travels.
Visit The Ideon Cave
Steve is very interested in mythology, especially Greek mythology, so the Ideon Cave would be a must visit. Jack is starting to become interested in things such as this also and we try to provide educational insight as well when we are travelling so this would be a wonderful way to do so.
Visit The Monasteries & Castles
There are plenty of castles and monasteries to visit on the island so we’d definitely take the opportunity to explore some of these. I love visiting buildings such as these as they always have such stories to tell.
Head To The Beaches
Greece and it’s islands are known for beautiful beaches and Crete is no different. The beaches on the island are absolutely beautiful – and what family doesn’t enjoy a day at the beach? We’d definitely be spending a day or two, dipping our toes into the beautiful blue water!
Trying Out The Food
I don’t know about you but I love Greek food. There’s nothing quite like trying it properly though, cooked on a Greek island by Greek people. We are very foodie people so food would make up a big part of our trip – it is only right to do it properly and enjoy the food.
I’m so excited to visit Crete in the future. I keep looking for good deals – I’m thinking the best time to look now will be either in the Black Friday, Boxing Day or January sales – there’s always great holiday deals on there. It will give me plenty more time to plan my itinerary too!
Have you ever been to Crete?