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Land of the labyrinth and the Minotaur.

Full of mountain villages, long sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, azure coasts and a great nightlife.

Taste fresh fruit, the best olive oil in the world and healthy, delicious cheeses. Enjoy the delight of sipping a Greek coffee at the roadside “ kafeneio” in a mountain village, the excitement of weddings and other occasions, the history, the traditional life style and Cretan hospitality.

Crete boasts developed tourist areas with resort hotels, but also quiet coves, hidden beaches and invigorating mountain villages.

The biggest cities are Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos in the north and Ierapetra in the south.

  • Heraklion was the center of Minoan civilization. Visit Knossos, the legendary palace of Minos.
  • Lasithi is a land of many faces, of beautiful beaches and picturesque villages.
  • Rethymno is one of the best preserved Renaissance cities in the Mediterranean.
  • Chania is at the western part of Crete. It’s a land of unique beauty, location of the famous Samaria gorge.