Crete is the largest island belonging to Greece. The island is located in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 110 kilometers away from the shores of Europe, 175 kilometers away from Asia and 300 kilometers away from the northern coast of Africa. Crete is washed by Crete, Ionian, Aegean, and Libyan Seas. The capital of Crete is Iraklion.
Crete is an economic and cultural center of Greece with well-developed tourist infrastructure. This is one of the most popular European resorts with warm sea, subtropical climate, modern resorts, and numerous entertainments. Here you will find countless cafes and restaurants that serve national dishes, and entertain visitors by live music and dancing the traditional sirtaki dance. Artists always teach visitors to dance it, and the performance is usually finished by crushing inexpensive plates over the floor.
The most famous places of interest of Crete are archeological excavations in Knossos, Fetos, Maglie, Gortina and so on; Venetian Castle Fortezza in Rethymno, Zeus Cave, Lassiti plateau, where you can try various wines and see the process of creation of olive oil. Don’t forget to visit mountain monastery built in XIV century and ceramic workshop; Samarian gorge, Spinalonga Island, visit the cruise to Dia and Santorini Islands.
Active rest lovers are offered to participate in safari on jeeps, horse rides, fishing on yacht, attend a traditional Cretan evening of the local aqua park.