Greece

Crete

  • About

    To Crete you can travel all year round, whether you want better weather than at home or if you are culturally interested.
    It is an island rich in history and drama. For the past 1,000 years, Crete has been under the control of, among others, Italians, Turks and Greeks. Today it is a pleasant and tourist friendly island with a lot of culture and varied nature.
    There is a lot to discover but to avoid unpleasant surprises it can be good to read about Crete before the trip.
    There are long fine sandy beaches with clear blue water all around the island. Crete is suitable for all target groups. The party man, the family on the beach, the culturally interested, the hiker etc. The largest tourist resorts are on the north side of the island while the rest of the island is relatively unexploited. There is a changing climate on the island and it is warmer and more subtropical on the southern side. Crete satisfies the interests of most people.

  • Travel information

    To Crete you travel with a charter company.
    Either a complete trip with accommodation or an air chair and then book accommodation separately.
    You can also fly scheduled flight.
    There are two airports on the island, Chania and Heraklion.
    Both are located on the northern coast.

  • Sights

    Knossos
    The city of Knossos has been the capital of the Minoan people, who lived in Crete during the Bronze Age. It is located a few miles southeast of Heraklion. At the end of the 18th century, the remains of an incredible settlement that is as old as the Egyptian pyramids were discovered.
    Faistos
    A wonderful viewpoint at the palace in Faistos. The temple found here is worth seeing, but the best thing is the incredible view of the Messara plain
    The Samaria ravines
    Europe's longest ravine which is about 18 km long. A powerful nature experience to hike here among the high cliffs. The entire route takes around five hours to walk, but there are alternatives for those who want to take a shorter trip.
    Lychnostatis Open Air Museum i Chersonisos
    Outdoor museum where you get to experience Crete's cultural heritage, nature, history and traditions.
    There are olive presses, windmills, ceramics, various kinds of gardens, art, distillery and more.

  • Map

     

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