Crete is one of the most frequently mentioned islands in ancient Greek mythology. Crete is considered the birthplace of the great Thunderer Zeus, it was here that the goddess Athena herself bathed in Lake Vulismeni, and Hercules had to deal with the Cretan bull in one of his twelve labors. Crete was the heart of the Minoan civilization, the first in all of Europe. The labyrinth of the Palace of Knossos, the political and religious center of the Minoans, served as the prototype of the labyrinth in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.
Three colors dominate in Crete: blue – like the endless sea and clear sky, white – like fishing boats rocking on the waves and green – like majestic forests with cypresses, pines, chestnuts and oaks. The Cretan beaches of Elafonisi and Vai are famous and loved all over the world. A huge selection of attractions such as: the Palace of Knossos, the Samaria Gorge, Spinalonga, the Archaeological Museum and many others, will make your vacation not only interesting, but also informative.
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city of Chania, Heraklion and Rethymnon, after walking around the shops, souvenir shops and seeing all the historical monuments, you can visit the small villages in the neighborhood and plunge into the world of real Greek traditions, try the famous Cretan cuisine and the national drink raki. Create your own recipe for the perfect island vacation, where every stone breathes history.