Do you believe that this season you deserve an unending holiday? I’m sure you do! And I think you’re right! If you’re a fan of Greece, the island of Crete can perfectly fit the bill.
Such a vast island, with so diverse landscapes and places to see, gives you a great opportunity to never get bored, so why not spend one whole month in Crete?
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One Month in Crete
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Be sure to book accommodation and tours in Crete ahead of time to ensure availability!
📍 Top tours in Crete:
– Full-day Samaria Gorge trek (#1 tour in Crete!)
– Boat cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa (another top-selling tour!)
– Boat Trip to Spinalonga with swim stop (most popular in Agios!)
– Ticket to Knossos Archaeological Site (top tour in Heraklion)
– Day trip to Elafonisi (a must in Chania!)
🛌 Top picks for places to stay in Crete:
– Lyttos Beach (top beachfront hotel in Hersonissos)
– SanSal Boutique Hotel (in Chania old town with a pool!)
– Grecotel Lux Me White Palace (the best resort in Rethymnon)
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How Much Time Do You Really Need in Crete?
Let’s be real for a moment: visiting Crete for any amount of time can be deeply enjoyable. Even if you were only here for one night, you’d have a great time!
Alas, if you only had twenty-four hours in Crete, you’d likely be pretty sad to leave… And it’s not a chance for that to happen!
Crete is a destination that invites you to stay as long as possible. A week or two is recommended, three weeks in Crete is an awesome idea, but you know what would allow you to enjoy all that the island has to offer? A whole month in Crete!
And… People do it all the time! Could you be next? In this blog, we’re going to look at everything you’ll need to enjoy those four weeks to the max.
Tie Up Loose Ends Before You Travel
When you’re in Crete, you want to be fully present. You don’t want to be thinking about work or the other many responsibilities that you have back home.
Of course, there may be some things (like the occasional work call) that you can’t avoid, but by and large, you’ll want to ensure that all the loose ends are neatly tied up before you travel.
If you know that you’ve taken care of everything, then you’ll be able to throw yourself into all that it has to offer, without having to think of all you have to do when you return. And that’s always a relief!
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Find the Perfect Spot
You could stay more or less in any region if you were only visiting Crete for a couple of days. After all, you’d be spending the bulk of your time exploring the area.
However, when you’re going four weeks at a time, you might also consider spending some time in your hotel or Airbnb.
So, you must be looking for a place that’ll allow you to unwind. Everyone has their preferences, but in general, an apartment that’s away from the main tourist zones is recommended for peace and quietness).
As well as the ideal spot, try to bring some home comforts with you too. You’ll feel even more relaxed if you have everything you need! For example, you could bring some touches of home, such as your favorite brand of tea.
Or you might bring your laptop, so you can watch your favorite television shows and movies after a day of exploring.
Go to Crete at the Right Time
Finally, as well as where you’re staying, think about when you’re going. You can visit Crete all year round, but some periods are better than others.
If you’re looking for as much excitement as possible, then go during the high season, which is between May and September.
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- Top Nudist Beaches in Crete: Complete Insider’s Guide
- Amazing Free Things to Do in Heraklion on Your Crete Vacation!
🛌 Suggested Accommodation in Crete:
- Budget: So Young Hostel (Heraklio), Cocoon City Hostel (Chania) Matthias Hotel (Rethymnon), or Villa Galini (Agios).
- Mid-range: Capsis Astoria (Heraklion), Porto Antico (Chania), Archipelagos Hotel (Rethymnon), and Hotel Port 7 (Agios).
- Luxury: Galaxy (Heraklion), Hotel OFF (Chania), Avli (Rethymnon), or Minos Beach Art Hotel (Agios).
- Check more: Where to stay in Crete.
🗺️ More resources to book your trip to Crete
- 🛫 Search for cheap flights with CheapOAir.
- 🛥️ Find convenient ferry tickets with Ferryhopper.
- 🚕 Book airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.
- 🚘 Rent a car in Crete with Discover Cars.
- 📍 Join adventures and cultural experiences with Get Your Guide.
- Never leave without travel insurance Safety Wing.
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Pin these Useful Tips to Plan One Month in Crete!
You might also want to read these posts about Crete’s regions:
- 52 Things to Do in Lasithi Region
- 52 Things to Do in Heraklion Region
- 52 Things to Do in Rethymnon Region
- 52 Things to Do in Chania Region
About my blog:
I moved to Crete in 2016. During these years, I learned much about the island.
In Crete, I juggle being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours, and writing for several travel blogs.
I’ve written for Greek Reporter, published travel guides about Greece, and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.
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