Crete was the center of the Minoan civilization, Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!
Crete is a great deal more than just another greek island. It is true that much of the time especially in the four bigger towns or along the developed north coast, it doesn’t feel like an island at all, but a substantial land in its own right.
Heraklion has the major archaeological museum, smart and trendy cafes and shops and a noisy business bustle – it also offers many hidden treasures, which we happily reveal. Chania has much of the Venetian part of its history intact. Luxury in Venetian Villas converted to hotels, the ever impressive Venetian Harbour, narrow shop and restaurant-lined pedestrian streets, small hotels contained in buildings that once were home to expatriate merchants and a wide range of places to stay. Rethymno has the old section – the castle and a long sandy beach, cafes and restaurants with local and visiting customers. Agios Nikolaos, all offer something of Crete that is truly special and a treat for any human in need of the healing power of charm and character in unique climes.
Crete – the southernmost island in Europe has “everything”! Its bountiful variety of features includes mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie and nightlife. There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations and clean swimmable seas. No other place in Greece can delight the senses of smell and taste like Crete. Fine cheeses, cold cuts, olive oils, herbs, honey, wine, raki.
Although Crete is actually an island, due to its large size and the many prefectures, we have included it in the mainland destinations. Because Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, it offers both developed tourist areas with resort hotels and also quiet coves, hidden beaches and invigorating mountain villages and plateaus that reward the discerning world traveller. Wondrous moments, those memorable combinations of time and place that provide you with enriching experiences, are yours – here – if you explore the island.