If you have time, why not visit the island of Crete and discover its history and beaches.
A trip out to the Greek Islands
Crete is the largest of the islands surrounding Greece, but it is also the furthest away. Despite this, lots of people make the most of their stay in Athens to spend a few days on the island. If you can, we recommend taking the night ferry from the port of Piraeus. This way, you can sleep through the 8-hour crossing and will have the whole day to explore the island. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by endless beaches and coves of dazzling white sand. This island is home to some very important chapters of history, from the Minoan city of Rethymno to Chania and Heraklion, which were used as a refuge for prisoners and people fleeing from the surrounding countries. These streets tell the most hidden story of Greece.