The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is an enchanting hub of dreamy villages, ancient treasures, sun-drenched beaches and divinely silky sea-waters
- all wrapped up in the embrace of the local’s warm hospitality.Crete is the birthplace of the Minoan people
, said to be the first advanced society on European soil, who ruled over 4000 years ago
. Here you can find remains of this remarkable civilisation in various archeological sites dotted over the island, including the famous Palace of Knossos.
Home to soft, sandy beaches in the north, cliff-studded coast in the south, rugged mountains and Europe’s largest gorge; Crete is the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers and beach-seekers. Don’t miss a hike to the cave where Zeus was born or the 11 mile trek down the simply breathtaking Samaria Gorge
- a spectacular, once in a lifetime experience.
A land where age-old cultural traditions are still honoured, the spirit of Crete is tangible and you only need to drop in to a local kafeneia (coffee house) or a quaint taverna serving vibrant, fresh cuisine, to be enchanted by it.