With a rich historical and cultural background and its unsurpassed natural beauty, Crete is a dream destination for millions of people every year.
The largest of the Greek islands and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, Crete is a place with amazing history! The oldest evidence of inhabitants are Neolithic farming community remains that date to approximately 7000 BC. This is where the Minoan civilization (circa 2700 – 1420 BC) flourished, which is regarded as the first well-known literate civilization in Europe. Knossos is the largest of the preserved Minoan palaces and a must-visit place.
The morphology of the island is unique, with mountains from west to east, valleys and plateaus, rivers, lakes and gorges. The Samaria Gorge in southwest Crete is a National Park and a major tourist attraction! Another famous attraction in the island is the palm beach of Vai – the largest natural palm forest in Europe.