Crete is a unique Greek island, located in the southern part of the Aegean, on a crossroad for three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia.
Crete is a unique Greek island, located in the southern part of the Aegean, on a crossroad for three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia. It is the biggest and most diverse of the Greek islands, and the fifth biggest among the islands of the Mediterranean.
Crete is an enchanting island which enamors its visitors with its exquisite beauty, its exciting history and the distinctive culture and tradition.
The exceptional Cretan history is lost in the mists of time, with remnants of it throughout the island, from the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos to Byzantine monasteries, Venetian fortresses and mythological locations such as the cave said to be the mythical birthplace of Zeus.
Its landscape is equally charming, with sublime, imposing mountains, dramatic gorges, exquisite beaches, small valleys with vineyards and olive groves, fertile plateaus, canyons leading to secluded beaches, cosmopolitan cities and tranquil villages. It is its diversities that define it as a legendary island.
The culture and traditions of Crete are essential elements of its character and identity. From its idiosyncratic mantinades-based folk music, to its local dances such as the renowned Pentozali, to the famous Cretan cuisine, renowned for its life-prolonging properties and the famous raki, it is guaranteed that once you visit Crete once, you will be returning to it again and again to uncover its unlimited charms.