Explore Crete

If there was a beauty contest for Greek islands, Crete would surely be among the favorites.
Crete (Κρήτη / Kriti ) is the largest of the Greek islands, approximately 260 km long and 60 km wide with a population of approximately 650,000. Crete consists of four prefectures: Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi.
This Island, is not just sun, sea and sand; Crete is a quite distinct place full of vitality, warmth, hospitality, culture and of course an excellent infrastructure.
The island goes from fertile coastal plains to rugged mountains and from busy metropolitan cities to very peaceful hillside villages.
A journey through Crete is also a journey through time.
You can clearly see remnants of Roman and Turkish aqueducts and architecture from when these people invaded the island long ago. It was once the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is currently regarded as the earliest recorded civilization in Europe. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music).
Finally, getting in touch with the Cretan way of life is an enrichment in today's fast-paced world.


Take a Quick Tour in Crete

These Are The...

  • Melidoni X Village

    Navigate Directly to Melidoni X Village using Google Maps by clicking here

    Chania Airport

    • check airport arrivals and departures
    • for luggage storage check Chania bus station, further information shown on the map
    official website Airport Chania

    Heraklion Airport

  • Reptisland

    opening hours: Monday - Sunday 09:00 - 19:00
    • collection of reptiles
    • educational activity learn all about reptiles
    • children friendly activity

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    Gorge Agios Antonios

    Patsos Gorge

    • 2hrs walk
    • sturdy shoes
    • may get wet
    • children friendly activity
    • village tour

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    Λίγο Βουνό Λίγο Θάλασσα

    classic cretan restaurant

    • seafront loctaion
    • middle price range, casual
    • fresh from the grill , children friendly
    Bali, Evita Bay
    Tel:+30 2834094250 Mob:+30 6974 529 269

    Arsinoi ceramic jewellery

    Pottery, handmade jewellery and decor items

    • Margarites pottery village
    • handmade jewellery, gifts, souvenir
    • village tour
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    Olive Oil Factory

    opening hours: Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

    • products to purchase: olive oil, honey and raki
    • educational activity learn about the history and production of olive oil
    • children friendly activity

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    simple jewellery

    opening hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 22:00

    • handmade jewellery with natural stones ( semi-precious stones )
    • purchase handmade jewellery, handbags and sandals
    • choice of stones to create your own jewellery
    • Rethymnon shopping tour

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    Ecotourism Hotel, traditional Cretan restaurant

    • mountain location
    • middle price range, casual
    • eductional activities,cooking class, garden excursion, local activities
    • Psiloritis mountain trip

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    Taverna Eleven

    classic cretan restaurant

    • seafront location
    • middle price range, casual
    • sunset spot, children friendly

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    Klados Winery

    Apr. - Oct. opening hours:
    Monday - Friday 10:00 - 18:00
    Saturday : 10:00 - 15:00

    • variety of wine: Vidiano, Muscat of Spina, Sauvignon Blanc,Carbernt Sauvignon, Merlot
    • educational activity wine tasting
    • local products

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