Endless sandy beaches, sharp rocks shaped by wild waves, exotic green seas, romantic sunsets, sky-high mountains, gorges, caves and thousands-year-old towns, compose the physiognomy of Crete: attractive, seductive, unique.
The land of syntheses and contradictions, ready to take you by the hand and guide you in its secrets.
The richness of Cretan land and culture, offers an endless range of choices to those who wish to visit Crete. From a relaxing vacation, to an adventurous trip, a glamorous holiday or a romantic honeymoon, Crete promises to surpass every expectation.
Nature was very generous with Cretan land: Majestic gorges to cross, Caves to explore, routes to follow. In Crete, harmony is achieved through big contradictions.
Beaches. Beyond any doubt, beaches are Crete’s strong point. At the north coastline, there are more than 200 unique beaches, with deep blue waters and cosmopolitan aura, some surrounded by beach bars and luxurious hotels and others more isolated and peaceful.But what really makes the difference, is the south part of the island: exotic crystal clear seas and endless sandy beaches, compose an on-earth paradise, that can impress even the more demanding visitor.
With thousand years on their back, Cretan villages have a significant story to tell: Along the centuries, many conquerors left their print at the local culture, tradition, gastronomy and architecture.Some of the villages may be large and cosmopolitan, when others are isolated and almost empty. But all of them, hold an indispensable role in the formation of today’s face.
From the ancient Minoans, the oldest known civilization in the European area, to the Greek Gods, the Christians the Romans, the Ottomans, the Egyptians and the Byzantines, Crete is a land where religious faith -in any aspect of it- has always been a central element of the local culture and worldview.History interweave with the myth and the myths become history, in a place where ancient altars, roman remnants, muslim minarets and christian churches are in an eternal “dialogue” among each-other.MonasteriesCrete has many monasteries and chapels with beautiful frescoes reflecting the evolution and trends of the Cretan School of Byzantine Painting. Moreover, most of them have played an important historical role during the long struggles of the Cretans for freedom. Nowadays, most of them are open for visitors, while some produce and have for sale traditional products
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