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Luxury Missiria near Rethymnon Holidays

A Blue Flag beach town close to Rethymnon

Missiria

The little town of Missiria is perched on a Blue Flag beach on Crete's northern coast. Life here is all about that stretch of sand – park yourself by the sea for a fix of sunbathing, swimming and watersports. The seafront's Greek tavernas provide cold lunchtime drinks and seafood suppers, while a line-up of shops, mini golf and sports can keep kids occupied.

If your feet get itchy, Missiria is around four kilometres from the town of Rethymnon. Hop on a bus to explore its Venetian harbour, iconic fortress and picturesque old town.

Helen Lippe

If you like walking, a visit to Samaria Gorge is a must-do. It's a beautiful national park and has some exciting trails through the hills, forests and river beds. The aim here is to spot the 'Kri-Kri', an endangered wild goat that is very rarely seen.

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Grecotel Creta Palace

Crete, Rethymnon
Typical Costs
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Bottle of beer
€2.50-4
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Bus return
€3-30
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Cup of coffee
€3-4.50
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Glass of wine
€3-6
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Main course
€8-15
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Small souvenir
€3-5
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Crete is around 4 hours.

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Heraklion airport to Missiria is approximately 1 hour.

When to go

The southernmost Greek island, Crete’s summers are something special. The temperatures are beach-worthy by April, climbing steadily throughout summer and peaking in July and August, when highs of 35°C are possible. Luckily, the island is prone to some cooling winds during summer that stop things getting too hot and sticky. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece

Tipping

In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Greece is Greek.  English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy. 

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