Crete is a fantastic mosaic of marvellous beaches, ancient ruins and breathtaking scenery. Its lively cities and picturesque villages are inhabited by wonderful people generously sharing their traditions, heavenly cuisine and proud way of life. The landscape changes tremendously depending on the location, with a distinct contrast between the north side of the island with its long, sandy beaches, large cities and booming nightlife, and the south coast where the terrain is rougher with a fascinating relief, large cliffs, mountainous roads and small villages.
The island can be cosmopolitan, traditional, isolated, bustling; offering diverse experiences depending on the visitor’s requirements. From 5 star luxury beachside resorts to traditional village lodges, secluded beaches to bustling museums and archaeological landmarks, there are great options for every visitor.
Crete’s gastronomy is a topic of its own. With a booming farming industry that makes the island self-sustainable for most products, Crete has a large variety of superb quality vegetables, meats, and seafood. Traditional recipes handed down between generations take full advantage of these ingredients, creating enchanting flavours that will make anyone fall in love with this corner of the world.