TRAVEL GUIDE TO CRETE ISLAND
Located οn the southern side of the Aegean Sea, Crete, in Greece, 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 island is one of the most popular Greek destinations, thanks to its unreal 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 magnificent medieval architecture. Honestly, wandering around their warren of romantic alleys will make you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time!
Crete island is, hands down, one of the most magical islands in Greece!
Let’s explore Crete!
• How to get there • Photos • Beaches • Where to stay • Map • Sightseeings
Crete is the biggest island in Greece and among the largest ones in the Mediterranean Sea. Boasting one of the country's most beautiful natural landscapes, it offers views and experiences galore!
To start with, the island's beaches are out of this world!
Surrounded by verdant nature, they have magical waters of varying shades of blue and sugar-fine sand. Balos, Vai and Elafonisi are some of the most scenic Cretan seashores.
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 island's best beaches is a must for your bucket list!
In addition to its lovely nature, Crete has a rich history and culture. You’ll have the first taste of its historical past just by wandering in 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 among the island's must visit places.
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 watersports will keep your adrenaline levels high during your Cretan 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 the island is based on fresh, locally produced ingredients that are used by talented local chefs to create the most luscious traditional dishes.
It’s about time you put Crete in your bucket list!
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