We love a trip to the uninhabited island of Spinalonga for a trip back in time. Once a leper colony, you can now explore the ruins and remnants beheld inside the old fortress walls. Delve into a historical tour or simply to relax on the pretty, pebbly beaches and abandoned streets that wind across the island. You can catch a boat here from Elounda. Ten out of 10 for atmosphere!
Luxury Villas in Crete, Greece
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is so steeped in its own history and culture it feels like a country in its own right in many ways. A luxury villa in Crete is the perfect base to explore the expanse of sandy beaches, atmospheric waterfront towns and quaint historical villages.