The top springtime destinations in Crete!

Unveil the top springtime destinations in Crete for unforgettable vacations. Walk around scenic villages, visit museums and explore unique historical monuments.
The top springtime destinations in Crete!

Do you picture golden sandy beaches, verdant gorges and historical treasures when you think of Crete? Do you look back on summer holidays when you were calm and relaxed? If so, then the time has probably come for a spring getaway in Crete.

Explore Crete and discover landscapes that will take your breath away. Complete your car rental in Rethymno and get ready for amazing journeys.

There are many reasons to love Crete, especially in the springtime. Below, we will take a look at a few of them and the rest is up to you. Just rely on Souda car rentals and let Carwiz take you to magical places throughout your trip in Crete.

Discovering places of unparalleled beauty

The Samaria Gorge

Springtime in Crete is all about enjoying the good weather and exploring nature. It is the perfect season for long walks and excursions. Plan your holidays in Crete, grab your hiking gear and explore Europe's most famous gorges. Start your journey from Samaria Gorge, a place full of running waters and towering plane trees.

In case you travel with small children, choose the Imbros Gorge which is easily accessible and offers a magnificent view of the Libyan Sea. Last but not least, add to your list Lake Voulismeni. According to urban legends, the lake is bottomless and in Greek mythology it is mentioned that the goddess Athena used to bathe in its waters.

Strolling around colorful villages


Springtime in Crete is all about color. It is said that the most colorful village in Greece is located in Crete. Visit Archanes, a traditional settlement with picturesque churches and vivid houses. A distinct location painted with orange, purple and yellow.

In addition to the well-maintained mansions, in the village you may find a variety of local products. Take a seat in one of the village’s traditional cafes and taste spoon sweets and handmade jams. Grab the chance and take a memorable road trip in Crete through one of the most photographed villages .

There are so many places to visit in spring in Greece, however, Crete is always on top of the list.

Museums, aquariums and activities


There are some places you just have to visit once you arrive in Crete. First stop, the CRETAquarium, the largest aquarium in Greece. Experience the wonders of the deep in a place designed for families and children.

Planning a trip to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Knossos, or Phaistos is absolutely essential, regardless of your interest in history. Travel through time and see well-known archaeological sites. Go wherever you want and see more of your dream destinations with a rental car from Heraklion or Chania airport.

Welcoming May and preparing for Easter

Monastery of Toplou

Easter in Crete is special and you should definitely experience it. With a car rental in Heraklion you visit all the traditional villages and see the customs and traditions of Easter in Crete. Travel to Lassithi, Milia and the Monastery of Toplou. Take part in the Easter celebrations and taste local recipes.

Make the most of your time on the island and celebrate nature's rebirth. Take a drive to the village of Argiroupolis and enjoy the small waterfalls and streams. Drink your coffee while taking in the lush surroundings and experience moments of relaxation.

Diving in heavenly waters


The sun is shining and the beaches are more appealing than ever. High season might be around the corner, however, you will still enjoy a swim in Crete’s famous waters and relax on the sandy beaches away from crowds.

Rent your vehicle from Chania and reach the beautiful beaches of Elafonisi, Balos, Matala and Falassarna whose azure waters rival those of the Caribbean. Pack your swimsuit, grab a towel, a hat and get ready to spend the day under the sun with the sound of the waves whispering in your ear.

With a rental car from Carwiz you have all of the springtime attractions in Crete at your feet. Explore the largest Greek island with the leading car rental company by your side. Discover charming towns, stunning natural landscapes, historical monuments and exotic beaches. What are you waiting for?

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