The largest island with 260km. length and 60km. width, is among the 5 biggest islands in the Mediterranean and consists of 4 regions: Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon, and Lasithi. It is a unique island full of warmth, energy, friendly people, surrounded by legends and history.
Crete that gave birth to the Minoan civilization, Crete that from place to place is literally changing the face and character, is full of aromas of herbs, citrus and flowers and is full of orange trees, herbs, olive groves, vineyards and natural. This place full of hidden beauty is adorned by ancient monasteries, magnificent castles, traditional stone houses, impressive gorges and the famous "palm beach of Vai," stretching hundreds of square meters and culminates in a magnificent golden sands. Another striking feature of the island is the Samaria Gorge, which is ideal for nature lovers and hiking. Very difficult to describe the aroma and complex beauty of Crete in a few lines. A personal visit to this hospitable and full of smells and images island invites visitors close of each season.
It is The Venetians reigned Crete for many years spot with building immense fortresses at the main cities of Crete. Have a look at the specimen at Rethymnon is supposedly the prime ever built by them. Also the Turks change a portion in the past of the island and in big cities as Rethymnon are renowned for their mosques and minarets till now day. Chania is a enjoyable city and has perhaps the best Cretan feeling.
Travel to Crete,
Let’s see how we can get to this friendly island. First flying, but like Icarus and Daedalus (We learned this trick does not work). Crete has three airports. The "Daskalogiannis" Chania, "Nikos Kazantzakis" in Heraklion and Sitia there is another. The flight from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport takes just 35 minutes.
The second way is, of course, by boat. Starting from Piraeus to Crete or Chania or Rethymnon or Heraklion or Agios Nikolaos, Sitia either. The trip depending on the type of ship lasts from 6 to 10 hours. But Crete is connected with the Cyclades, the Sporades and Thessaloniki with ships "blend" in the port of Heraklion. Finally to mention that ships starting and "bind" to ports of Sitia and Agios Nikolaos, connect the island with Rhodes, Karpathos and Milos. Note that if you arrive in Crete without a car or bike you can rent from rental agencies like Cretarent or move with buses which they link most parts of the island with the big cities.
The Hospitable Cretans and the places where you can find accommodation is too many. Throughout the island there are hotels, rooms and campsites where they can meet your needs for housing. Taverns, restaurants, nightclubs and generally need to eat and have fun waiting for you to visit and give you a taste of Cretan hospitality.
In every corner of this wonderful island is steeped in history and beauty. There are so many parts, you don’t know from where to start, visit the beach of Plakias, Preveli, the beach Elafonissi, the tomb of Eleftherios Venizelos Chania, the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion and Knossos. However long your stay will be the chance to discover all the beauties of Crete will not be enough. Of course we guarantee that Crete, will remain in your heart for your whole life.