Why Crete?

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

First, the weather: Crete is Greece’s biggest island and the southernmost one in the Mediterranean Sea. We enjoy an average of 300 sunny days a year, a mild winter and a long, warm, breezy summer. These factors make Crete an ideal holiday destination not only in the summertime, but all year round. Every season has its unique features worth experiencing.

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

Crete also has mountains, some of which boast an altitude of 7,800 feet. During the winter they are covered by snow, but all year round they offer winding paths, picturesque gorges and exciting itineraries which let you become one with the wild nature, fragrant herbs and flowers.

Crete is home to many historical and archaeological sites. Through the centuries, Crete has been the domain of many civilizations such as the Minoans, Romans, Venetians and Turks. As a result, many ancient wonders are scattered across the island. Many people believe that in Crete there is only the Knossos Palace to visit, but there are many including arsenals, Venetian villas, mosques, churches, roman theatres, monasteries and many more!

Last but not least, there is the nature. Highlights include, the clear lakes (for example, Kournas Lake), the rolling hills dotted with olive, orange, lemon and avocado trees, aromatic herbs and mushrooms, the small traditional villages, the wonderful and lively cities (Chanià, Heraklion, Rethimno, Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Paleochora…), the typical cretan tavernas, with their tasty dishes and local music, and, of course, the Cretan people, who are proud, warm and joyous!

Another, less romantic, but significant benefit of choosing Crete is the cost of living, which is very low compared to most European destinations.

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

If you would like to know more, please, don’t hesitate to write us.