GUIDE TO CRETE ISLAND
Located οn the southern side of the Aegean Sea, Crete is the biggest of all Greek islands. Its beauty, though, is even bigger than its size! Let us paint the scene: Just imagine enthralling natural beauty meeting rich culture and worldwide famous gastronomy, to create the most dreamy holiday paradise!
The island is separated in 4 prefectures: Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, and Lassithi.
The mythical Crete island is one of the most popular Greek destinations, thanks to its unreal Crete beaches, its amazing historical sites, such as Knossos Palace and Spinalonga islet and its mesmerizing natural landscapes.
Not to mention Chania town and Heraklion town some of the biggest towns in Crete, which boast a magnificent medieval architecture. Honestly, wandering around their warren of romantic alleys will make you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time!
Crete Greece is, hands down, one of the most magical Greek islands!
ABOUT CRETE GREECE
Crete Greece is the biggest island in Greece and one of the biggest islands in the Mediterranean. Boasting one of the most beautiful natural landscapes you’ve ever seen, Crete island offers views and experiences galore!
To start with, Crete beaches are out of this world. Surrounded by verdant nature, they have magical waters covering all the shades of blue and sugar-fine sand. Balos beach, Vai beach, and Elafonisi beach are some of the most scenic Crete beaches. Lay under the sun, feel the water gently lapping at your feet, gaze out to the endless sea, take a dip into the paradise waters… Visiting the best beaches in Crete is a bucket list experience!
Crete has a rich history and culture. You’ll have the first taste of its historical past just by wandering in the Chania town. Strolling around, you’ll come across noble mansions, Venetian fortresses, museums, fountains and churches, that ooze a unique charm. But, to dive even deeper into the island’s history, Knossos Palace, Phaistos Palace, and Spinalonga islet are must places to visit in Crete.
Are you a thrill-seeker? There’s a whole heap of things to do in the nature of Crete! Dramatic gorges, such as the famous Samaria gorge, trekking routes and water sports will keep your adrenaline levels high, during your Crete holidays!
And what can we say about the food? The local gastronomy is popular not only in Greece but also in the whole world. The flourishing culinary scene of Crete island is based on fresh, locally produced ingredients that are used by talented local chefs to create the most luscious traditional dishes.
It’s time to put Crete Greece in your bucket list!
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