GREAT HISTORY & UNIQUE TRADITION
WELCOME TO CRETE
Almost 300 sunny days a year
Imagine a place with great history and unique tradition. Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. Its coastline is 1.100 km and the population is about 600.000. The island is completely covered with greenery. In Crete we have a well-developed agricultural industry, which consists of 13 million olive trees, vineyards and many countless citrus groves. Two-thirds of the island is mountainous with 57 peaks more than 2.000 high. Mountains, located in the center of the island, do not let the wind blowing from the Libyan Sea, and all northern resort towns and townships have shores of sand. The official tourist season on the island lasts from early May till early November. The hottest month on the island – in August, the day temperature in the shade can reach 35 °C. The island flora and fauna of Crete is unique. Here you can find chestnut, oak, cypress, palm and pine woods, herbs and fragrant shrubs on the rocky and steep mountain slopes.
THE FAMOUS LANDMARKS
YOU MUST VISIT
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FULL OF CONTRASTS
It would be impossible to sum up Crete in only a few sentences…
But we hope to give you a little taste of this big island that has such diverse things to discover. Explore the sites in your travel guide and then keep going - either strolling a few streets away from the souvenir shops, or driving down a road to a tiny village. Beaches, culture, dining and fantastic landscapes, we’ve combed the island for the sweetest spots.
Take a new look at Crete!
We’ll reveal it to you through the lens of a local.
SOUTH COAST OF CRETE
EXPLORE THE Seductive south
The farther south on the inland you go, the farther you’ll leave the crowds behind. The south coastline is known for its beaches – long strips of sand or pebbles brimming with bars, or remote spots where it’s just a handful of people enjoying nature. Intact villages are dotted throughout, where you’ll be warmly greeted by curious locals.
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