Why Crete?

Let us explain why Crete is a perfect place for your holidays…

First of all, the weather: Crete is the biggest island of Greece and the southernmost one of the Mediterranean Sea. We talk about an average of 300 sunny days a year, a mild winter and a long, warm, ventilated summer. All these factors make Crete an ideal holiday destination not only on the summer time, but all year. Here, every season is worth living because of its specific features. One of the best quality of Crete is its variety.

There are hundreds of amazing and various beaches: the long and sandy ones, suitable both for families with children and people who like lively beaches, the secluded ones with pebbles or fine, white sand, suitable for people who want to enjoy the peace and the wilderness of the sea. All of them have their charms; the colours and the clearness of the cretan sea are the envy of many exotic and famous beaches all over the world.

But Crete is not only beaches…

The mountains, for example, are the other face of the island: there are some with an altitude of 7.800 feet, that during the winter are covered by the snow; other ones that offer amazing paths, suggestive gorges and itineraries for spring walks, into the wild nature, the fragrant herbs and flowers.

An other important aspect of Crete is the historical-archeological one. During the centuries, Crete has been domain of many civilizations, as Minoans, Romans, Venetians, Turks, so you can only imagine how many treasures and ancient rests are scattered all over the island!  Many people believe that in Crete there’s only the Knossos Palace to visit, but, actually, the territory is rich of different sites and ruins: arsenals, venetian villas and buildings, arabian mosques, catholic churches, roman theatres, old monasteries and much more!

Last but not least, the clear lakes (like the Kournas Lake), the green hills plenty of olive, orange, lemon and avocado trees, aromatic herbs and mushrooms, the small traditional villages, the wonderful and lively cities (Chanià, Heraklion, Rethimno, Agios Nikholaos, Ierapetra, Paleochora…), the typical cretan tavernas, with their tasty dishes and local music, and, of course, the Cretan people, extraordinary, proud, warm and joyous!

An other less “romantic”, but significant aspect is the cost of living that is very low compared to most of the european cities. We think that this is a good reason to spend the holidays in Crete or, in general, in Greece.

So, did we convince you to come to visit us? We hope so!

If you need to know more about some topics or if you want suggestions for your holidays, please, don’t hesitate to write us.