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Crete Tours Spotlight

Walking and Cultural Tours in Crete

Food and Wine Tours in Crete

Crete is the largest Greek island located at the very south of the Aegean Sea – in fact, this is the southernmost point of Greece. What makes her so unique is its terrain which varies from rocky mountains to sandy beaches.

Its capital and largest city is Heraklion, a city that holds centuries old history and culture and is at the same time the center of vibrant nightlife. Being the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean, Crete has to offer various gorgeous destinations for summer holiday such as Chania, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Rethymno. All of them are waiting for you to explore them and see why this island is on the list of ‘’must visit’’ destinations in Greece!

Crete

What to See in Crete

When imagining vacation on an island the first thing that pops up on our mind is sipping Mai Tai on a hammock under a palm tree shade. Planning of activities to do in summer destinations such as Crete doesn’t usually go further than exploring different beaches every day. However, Crete has so much more to offer! Glimpse of the rich history at interesting archaeological sites in Malia, Knossos and Phaistos. Along with impressive Byzantine castles of Heraklion, Chania and Rethymno. For everyone with adventurous spirit there are many exciting activities such as gorge hiking, driving 4×4 on off road tracks or simply engaging in water sport activities. Our recommendation is to enjoy the islands treasures while visiting incredible local wineries and tasting traditional Cretan dishes.

Elafonisi

One of the most popular and breathtaking spots on the island is Elafonisi Beach, unique for its pink sand.

Balos

Balos

Another highly popular and undoubtedly stunning beach on the island is Balos.

Getting around in Crete

Getting Around

Crete is the biggest island of Greece and the southernmost island in Europe. It is a favourite destination not only for Greeks, but also for travelers from all over the world, since it’s an island that combines everything. From sandy beaches or rocky remote coves to mountain landscapes and rich nature, wildlife, but at the same time, historical monuments and archaeological sites of significant importance, Crete has everything needed to delight even the most demanding visitor.

Getting to Crete by Ferry

Getting to Crete by Ferry

As the largest Greek island, there is a plethora of ways for getting to Crete by ferry, no matter where your trip begins from.

Getting to Crete by Plane

Getting to Crete by Plane

Flying is the quickest way to get from Athens to Crete. The flight duration is about 55 minutes, no matter which airport you fly into.

Getting around in Crete

Getting around in Crete

Getting around on Crete is not the same as on other Greek islands, mainly, due to the long distances between cities, villages and beaches.

Cretan Cooking Class in Heraklion

What to Eat in Crete

It is world known that Cretan cuisine is considered to be the healthiest diet in the world. Consisted of different varieties of cheese, fresh vegetables and herbs it is incredibly tasty and healthy at the same time. The main Cretan specialty is Dakos- a rusk salad with finely chopped tomatoes and mizithra cheese. More of the island’s unique delicacies are fried snails, sweet cheese pie- kalitsounia as well as lamb with egg and lemon. Pair the traditional dishes with a shot of raki or a glass of exquisite Cretan wine. No need to tell you twice to bring one bottle back home!

Visit the island where all mighty Zeus was born and learn more about the myth of Crete’s ancient emperor and protector Minos. Experience the wonders of this magnificent island and enjoy the famous Cretan hospitality. For a memorable experience in Crete book one of our offered activities and start planning your perfect vacation!

Location

Crete is the largest Greek island located at the very south of the Aegean Sea – in fact, this is the southernmost point of Greece. What makes her so unique is its terrain which varies from rocky mountains to sandy beaches.

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