It’s the most southerly island and the largest of Greece. The main cities are: Heraklion, Rethymnon, Chania and Aghios Nikolaos. The scenery of the island is fantastically varied. Mountains with an Alpine flora, fertile plains, extraordinary gorges, sandy beaches, blue clear waters and its excellent mild climate.
Crete is the birthplace of the first advanced civilization of Europe. Here are the famous palaces of the Minoan period, among them Knossos, Festos, Malia etc. since the Neolithic times (7.000 – 3.000 BC). Knossos, where king Minos lived, was excavated and restored by Sir Arthur Evans. You’ll be astonished with the exquisite frescoes and you’ll walk through the narrow paths of the Labyrinth where the Minotaur used to live.