The mythical Island

Crete is the biggest island of Greece with a rich history and interesting culture. It is considered as a paradise on earth due to its fertile ground, the mesmerizing beaches, the great hospitality and the outstanding surroundings. Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno and Lassithi, each has to show its own beauty! 

Thousands of tourists from Greece and around the world visit the mythical island, Crete, every year for an unforgettable summer vacation! The climate, the dreamy beaches, the delicious traditional food, the natural beauty of the island and the friendly approach of the residents are some of the reasons why Crete is one the most popular destinations worldwide.

Splendid beaches 

Undeniably, Crete has some of the best beaches in Greece. Exotic surroundings, turquoise waters, endless golden coastlines and impressive waterfalls, create the scenery of the beaches of Crete island. So to speak, the crystal clear waters of the secluded beach Glyka Nera, the tropical landscape of the majestic beach Kedrodasos, the famous beach Elafonisi and the beloved Falassarna as well as the famous lagoon of Balos beach, are definitely not to be missed. 

Meanwhile, the terrain of Crete includes also various terrific waterfalls and canyons. Kourtaliotis, Richtis and Mylonas are among the best. The breathtaking views, the rough unspoilt surroundings as well as the unique walking routes and paths promise you once-in-a-lifetime experiences. On top of that, Samaria National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is considered as the most stunning gorge of Crete. So, if you are interested in exploring the most enchanting waterfalls of Crete don’t waste time, brace yourself and put Crete next to your bucket list!

The culture and history 

Apart from the natural surroundings, at Crete, you will find also some of the most important historical sites of Greece. The palace of Knossos, Spinalonga, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Old Venetian Harbor, will guide you through the history of this admirable island. Of course, the archaeological site of Knossos is the most popular spot of the island, so make sure you have enough time to spare discovering the astonishing Minoan civilization. On the other hand, the history of Spinalonga island, the charming Old Town of Heraklion as well as the spectacular Lasithi will fascinate you. 

The Cretan diet & gastronomy 

Not forget to mention the exceptional hospitality as well as the scrumptious cuisine of Crete island. Tasty homemade delicacies with the finest raw materials await you to explore! Do not miss trying the popular Cretan salad Dakos, Sarikopitakia and Kalitsounia (cheese pie), Chochlioi (fried snails), several kinds of cheese such as Kefalotyri, Graviera, Myzithra etc. and Gamopilafo as well, paired with the famous alcoholic beverage Raki. Definitely, a priceless experience! 

Crete Greece is a destination with endless things to do and places to explore!

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