Crete, the largest island in Greece, is a combination of crystal clear blue sea, rough but imposing mountains, renowned museums, ancient settlements, impressive caves and precipices that have been known since prehistoric times. In addition, the mild climate, enchanting coasts, modern hotels, charming mainland, picturesque villages, local traditions, warm hospitality and rich local cuisine (composed mainly of meat, virgin olive oil, fruit, vegetables and legumes) is a unique place.
Strolling around the old Venetian harbour of Chania with the fortress and the lighthouse. Visit the market of the city and taste the culinary delights of Greece as well as their strong drink, raki. Basking at the golden beaches facing the Libyan Sea all along the Cretan shore, from Falassarna in the west to Vai in the east, where one feels they are on a tropic island while still being in Europe. Vai is also known for its exotic forest of palm trees.
Taking a cultural safari around the Minoan antiquities where the palace of Knossos holds the reigning position with its worldwide famous bright colourful architecture.