Welcome to Crete!
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, a long 260 km stretch with a width varying from 12 km to 60 km in its central part. It lies on the south of the Aegean Sea and its southern coast is on the Libyan Sea.
An imposing mountain runs through the island from east to west, but Crete is also characterized by a fertile valley with windmills of Lasithi in the east, spectacular gorges (the most famous is in Samaria), large sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes.
For centuries separated by high mountains and isolated from the sea, the Cretan people have developed a character proudly independent and even combative. Many conquerors followed one after the other but the love of Cretans for their independence and freedom has never stifled…[Read more]