Welcome to the land of contrasts
Crete’s sense of mystery is extremely deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force branching warmly and beneficiently through his veins and his soul beginning to grow. (Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco)
Majestic snowcapped mountains with unique caves, fertile plateaus and canyons leading to secret beaches, small valleys with lush green olive groves, hills with castles and whitewashed chapels hanging on the cliffs, dense forests and arid shrublands with thymes, lakes and rivers with waterfalls, secluded villages and cosmopolitan cities, countless archaeological and historic sites and modern resorts ... all these make up the island of contrasts and myths, Crete
Crete is the largest island in Greece and the second largest after Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. The island has an elongated shape, stretching for 260km from east to west and has a maximum width of 60km. The island covers an area of 8.336km² and is extremely mountainous, which gives to it its special characteristics. Demographically, it is one of the 13 regions of Greece with a population of 650.000 people in the prefectures of Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lasithi.
Tradition is an integral part of the Cretan soul, which thankfully never abandoned its past and serves it on any occasion. The healthiest cuisine in the world, the Mediterranean, based on the olive oil, wine, cereal, creamery, fruits and vegetables is nothing else, but the Cretan diet. The island where the fascinated strangers turn to Cretans at their first step; here in the land of myths and dreams where Europe got its name, the body and soul are filled with beautiful images, tastes and scents..