Crete Travel Guide
Plan Your Crete Vacation
To Greeks, Crete is the Megalonissi (Great Island), a hub of spectacular ancient art and architecture. Fabled as the land of King Minos, it is a unique world where civilization is counted by the millennium. From every point of view travelers discover landscapes of amazing variety. Mountains, split with deep gorges and honeycombed with caves, rise in sheer walls from the sea. Snowcapped peaks loom behind sandy shoreline, vineyards, and olive groves. Miles of beaches, some with a wealth of amenities and others isolated and unspoiled, fringe the coast. Yet despite the attractions of sea and mountains, it is still the mystery surrounding Europe's first civilization and empire that draws the great majority of visitors to Crete and its world-famous Minoan palaces.
Some of Greece's finest resorts line the shores of Elounda peninsula, offering sumptuous surroundings and exquisite service.... read more
Cretans tend to take their meals seriously, and like to sit down in a taverna to a full meal. Family-run tavernas take... read more
Things To Do in Crete
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