Old church by the sea - Crete in Greece

There is a magical vibe to the Greek Island of Crete. Perhaps it's the mythical landscape, covered in ancient ruins and old stone churches built into the cliffs? Or perhaps it's the almost supernatural quality of the clear turquoise seas surrounding it?

Either way there is something special about Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, and here are 9 photos to prove it...

 

villas and apartments in Crete

 

1. The coastal town of Agios Nikolaos glitters as its colourful buildings reflect off the water

Agios Nikolaos, Crete

 

2. Catch a horse and cart, then sit back and relax as you're guided through the city of Chania

Horse and cart - Chania, Crete, Greece

 

3. ...and make sure you watch the glowing sunset behind the famous lighthouse in Chania

sunset behind Chania lighthouse - Crete, Greece

 

4... and find calm in Chania's charming old orthodox church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker which is built into the rock 

charming old orthodox church of Saint Nicholas in Crete, Greece

 

5. Crete's countryside is scattered with pretty white windmills

Windmills in the countryside - Crete, Greece

 

6. There are natural wonders to be discovered by those who like to explore, like these amazing caves with a sea view

 

7. Crete's varied terrain makes it a beautiful playground for hikers

hiking in Crete, Greece

 

8. The island is surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters...

clear waters of the Mediterranean sea - Crete, Greece

 

9. ... and the sea is warm enough to swim in pretty much all year round!

Woman swimming in sea - Crete, Greece

 

If you've been enchanted by this magical Greek Island, then have a browse through our catalogue of villas and apartments in Crete...

 

villas and apartments in Crete