The largest Greek island and in fact the fifth largest island in whole Mediterranean sea! Even though Crete is one of the 13 administrative units of Greece, it manages to retain its own cultural traits, such as music and poetry. Cretans foster their unique culture and customs, which will only add to your visiting experience.
Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations due to its ability to satisfy all tastes with dreamy beaches, ancient treasures, traditional culture, rugged mountains and gorges, fantastically diverse scenery and dreamy villages. The island houses a number of large luxury hotels with incredible views, swimming pools, sports and recreation areas. Tourists swarm the numerous archaeological sites of the Minoan civilization, old town and port of Chania. A variety of valuable museums, a rich diversity of flora and fauna, delicious food and kind-hearted people – you’ll love it here!
If you happen to be a gourmet, Crete will live up to your expectations. Taverns often produce their own meat, cheese, raki and wine and dishes with locally unique recipes, and Cretan diet is among the healthiest.
The historical side of Crete is immense – it is the birthplace of the first advanced society in Europe, and, being the crossroads between three continents, has had various rule and cultures mixing in over its long history, that has left the island with an abundant heritage of ancient palaces, intimidating fortresses, Renaissance mansions, Turkish bathhouses and magnificent churches.