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Top Place in Crete to Spend Your Holidays with Family and Friends

Planning a trip to Crete? There are plenty of places to see and experience with your family and friends. Deciding where exactly to go can be daunting, especially if you’re only staying for a few days. But with car rental in Crete, you can get everywhere faster and keep everyone happy, entertained, and satisfied. Here are some of the best places to bring your companions during your holiday:

Elafonissi Beach

 One of the island’s most spectacular beaches lies on its southwest coast. Elafonissi is 80 km from Chania, and its seclusion makes it a peaceful place for lounging and swimming in shallow waters. Buses can take you there, but it’s better if you have a rental car. If you walk to the west, you can find a cedar forest.

Chrissi Island

 Also known as Golden Beach, Chriss is among the 81 uninhabited islands of Crete, found approximately eight nautical miles from Ierapetra. Here, you’ll discover golden and white sands, olive cedars, crystal waters, and an old chapel of St. Nicholas.

Balos Lagoon

 Gramvousa is a peninsula northwest of Crete where you’ll find Balos Lagoon and a Venetian castle. Balos beach is among the most breathtaking Mediterranean beaches, with fine red and white sand, shallow waters, and clear turquoise waters in the lagoon. Although you can reach it by boat from Kissamos, you can also drive down a dirt road with your car rental in Crete until you reach a specific area where you can descend to the place on foot.


The small fortified island in Elounda used to be a leper colony from 1905 to 1957. Today, tourists visit to appreciate the beauty of Spinalonga with its ancient streets, vacant buildings, and deep blue sea.

Samaria Gorge National Park

 Car rental in Crete will make it easier to travel to Samaria Gorge Farranga, which lies 43 km south of Chania. Hikers will appreciate this place as it surrounds them with wild beauty, nature, and majestic scenery. The entrance is at an altitude of 1227 metres, and you’ll also find a small road to a Kallergis ski resort.

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