|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£290|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£290|
Located on Crete's majestic east coast, the sleepy town of Milatos is a great place to visit for anyone who is looking to enjoy a relaxing break. With its winding streets, traditional harbour and blue seas, this former fishing village is certainly an easy place to fall in love with. Add to this the slow pace of life, the friendliness of the locals and the wonderful restaurants and it's easy to see why holidaymakers looking for the 'real' Crete often put Milatos at the top of their list.
Crete's reputation as the the mildest climate in Greece means visitors can expect fine weather in Milatos all-year round, although most holidaymakers choose to visit during the summer months as this is when the days are longest and when temperatures are at their highest (often above 35 degrees). Flights from the UK are plentiful and take around four hours to reach Heraklion Airport. Transfers to and from the resort generally take around an hour. Crete keeps to Eastern European Time so British visitors on summer holidays need to remember to wind their watches on by three hours when they arrive.
Although visitors don't really come to Milatos for the beaches, there are two to choose from: a lovely little strip of sand by the fishing harbour and pebble beach just to the east. It could be argued that the real attraction of Milatos holidays is the food. Being a fishing port, the seafood dishes in the harbour restaurants and in the village itself, are simply out of this world. Unsurprisingly, evenings in Milatos are pretty low key; watching the sun set with a glass or two of local wine is very much the order of the day here (nearby Elounda offers more in the way of late night entertainment for those who are keen to enjoy a more intense after dark experience).