Windsor Jet Management is a premier global leader in private jet charter flights across the globe, including the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and all of Central & South America. With a vast fleet of private jets, Windsor Jet is waiting and on call to fly you via private jet charter to the Greek Island of Crete.
THINGS TO DO IN CRETE, GREECE
A visit to any of the historic Greek Islands is sure to be a culturally rich, festive experience. But the island of Crete, known locally as “Megalónisos” or “The Great Island,” promises to be an adventure in time, past and future. The island is just a three-hour flight from Barcelona, so pack your bags, hop on a private charter from Windsor Jet, and get ready for the European vacation of a lifetime!
LANDMARKS & SITES IN CRETE, GREECE
Just an hour’s scenic drive from Heraklion International Airport (HER) is the mythical Dikteon Cave. According to legend, the underground cave is said to be the birthplace of Zeus and a visit to explore the caves is truly a site to behold! If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a donkey ride or climb the short hike to the upper cave for incredible island views.
Bring out your inner history buff with an exploration of the archaeological site of Knossos. The ancient ruins include a palace and remnants of Minoan civilization. The ruins of Knossos are the oldest in Europe and are filled with legend and folklore, a definite must-see!
Still feeling royal? Head to the north coast Palace of Malia, whose ancient ruins date back to the Middle Bronze Age. At this historic site, you can experience first-hand a living archeological museum, all against the backdrop of the stunning Bay of Malia and Sea of Crete!
BEACHES & OUTDOORS
Sunbathe in style in the southeastern Crete coastal island region of Chania (Hania or Xania) where the famed white-sand beach of Elafonisi overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Separate from the chaos and noise of the city in this secluded beach where sand dunes, multi-colored pebbles, and clear turquoise waters offer an unbelievably picturesque and tranquil environment in which to relax.
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Head to Old Town Chania on the northern coast for an eye-opening tour of the traditional Venetian-era streets. The old town areas feature stunning Ottoman-era architecture evident in the monasteries, buildings, and squares. Visit the harbor and port for views of the ocean and historic lighthouse, while walking along the popular beachfront boardwalk.
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Chania is also a modern metropolis ripe with trendy bars and cafes, not to mention plenty of restaurants featuring traditional Cretan foods, as well as modern menus.
As the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is a hotspot for locals and visitors alike even after the sun sets. The northern coastal city of Heraklion is brimming with high-end lounges, clubs, and bars perfect for a nightcap with remarkable views of the sea. For a more local experience, head to one of the many pubs in Chania’s jam-packed modern area, close to the universities and city center.
Ready to get your Crete getaway started? Contact us for a quote and start packing!
Airports We Fly Into:
1) Heraklion International Airport (HER)
2) Chania International Airport (CHQ)
3) Sitia Public Airport (JSH)