Crete the birthplace of Minoan Civilization
Crete is the largest island in Greece and a fantastic destination steeped in ancient art and architecture. The island’s Minoan Civilization, one of the most brilliant in the world’s history, flourished almost 5000 years ago. Visits to the incredible palaces belonging to this first civilization are an incredible draw for visitors.
It’s not just its history that makes Crete one of the most visited destinations in Greece. Crete has many natural faces to its landscape ranging including steep mountain gorges to snowcapped peaks, lush vineyards, olive groves and miles of beaches that fringe the island’s perimeter.
Crete is known throughout Greece and the world for its rich gastronomic culture. Finally, it is home to historic and picturesque villages where locals eagerly offer their warm Cretan hospitality.