Crete, about 250km long and 57km wide and with a highest point of 2400m, lays on the crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa. It is the fourth biggest Mediterranean island and is known for it’s richness and diversity.
Known as the birthplace of Zeus, Crete is the craddle of an important Minoan civilization and Cretans today are very proud to belong to the Hellenic world. Celebrities such as Kazantzakis, Theodorakis come from Crete.
Crete is a country of mountains on the natural frontier between the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas (following the Crete, Kassos, Karpathos, Rhodes line). The "Lefka Ori" (White Mountains) rise up to 2.450m, the Ida chain up to 2456m. These chalky mountains have been excavated by water shaping famous gorges.
While in Crete, you will surely consider to visit Heraklion old town, the archaeological museum, the Minos palace of Knossos and other Minoan places such as Malya, Phaestos, the Neo-classical mansions and Venetian castle in Chania, the Spiantza arear, the Samaria Gorges and village, the town of Rethymno, the island of Spinalonga...