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Deep gorges, sandy coastlines, historic cities, unexplored hinterland and a proud people who honor the traditions of their island and the hospitality defined by its patron, Xenios Zeus. From the snow-capped peaks of Psiloritis, Lassithi and White mountains to the blue-green lagoon of Balos, the palm forest of Preveli, the caves of Matala and the deceptive sandy shores of Chrysi under the bright Cretan sun and the bright Cretan sun her visitor with unique images in all 4 seasons of the year promising … authentic hospitality.

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GRAMVOUSA / BALOS

In the west of Crete we’ll find some of the most amazing beaches. At Kissamos a boat brings you first to Gramvousa. Your choice… visit the venetian castle or enjoy the beach…. Lots of stairs to mount for the castle but the view is breathtaking!!!! Twenty more minutes of boat and we arrive at the lagoon of Balos. There you just enjoy this paradise! We don’t need to explain, this a day for beach lovers!

PREVELI / PLAKIAS / SPILI / AGIAGALINI

Anogia, the traditional well known town, located on the Psyloritis, the highest mountain on Crete. This friendly town makes a nice break from all the beaches and shows you another sight of Crete. It has a good reputation for the best woven and embroidered handicrafts in Crete! The Sendoni cave at Zoniana, one of the most spectacular caves of Crete. Easy to visit and you will be impressed by the five million year old stalactites, stalagmites and waves. Drosia, a small, very green mountain village, well known for its taverns offering baby pork meat. The Vossakos monastery, hidden in the mountains, difficult to find. It was built there on purpose to protect the monks from invaders.

KOURNAS LAKE / CHANIA / APTERA

Chania, the most beautiful city of Crete. It’s Venetian harbor, lose yourself in the narrow streets of the old city ! Turkish and Venetian architecture will travel you through its rich history…. Visit the local covered market for shopping therapy and discovera quarter of museums. Chania has so much to offer, you will have a hard time to leave!!!! Kournas lake, the only fresh water lake in Crete!

KNOSSOS / OLD CITY OF IRAKLION / ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The Minoan palace of Knossos, the most important archeological site on Crete ! Starting the day with the discovery of the Minoan civilization and the Greek mythology. Knossos is 5 kilometers south of Iraklion. A professional guide can travel you through the magical history of the origins of our civilization today! Iraklion, the capital of the island of Crete. The Venetian harbor with its castle, lion’s square, the local market, Agios Minas, the cathedral. A stroll through the old city and a nice little tavern for some local food… To finish this excursion, the wonderful archeological museum which will complete the experiences of your visit. All the treasures found at the palace of Knossos but other sites on the island, are exposed.

ARKADI / RETHYMNON / FODELE

Visit Arkadi, one of the most importantand beautiful monasteries on the island. It’s heartbreaking story proves the Cretan struggle for independence during the history. Rethymnon, third largest city but with a provincial air. The beautiful Venetian harbor but the old Venetian city with Turkish influences. Lose yourself in the little roads. An experience you will never forget! The lovely village of Fodele, in a fertile valley surrounded by orange and lime groves. A coffee next to the small river. You can find all the local products, virgin olive oil, honey, raki at a good price. The hospitality of the locals is heartwarming!

ELOUNDA / PLAKA / AGIOS NIKOLAOS / KRITSA / MOCHLOS

One of the most beautiful places of Crete, the Bay of Mirambelo ! The most luxurious resorts are located at Elounda ! There is a reason, the colorful views are breathtaking…. We go untilPlaka to take pictures of the isle of Spinalonga (leper colony and ancient venation castle), a stroll at the fisher village of Elounda! Agios Nikolaos, ‘le Saint-Tropez’of Crete! A beautiful little town with a small lake in the center, two small harbors. Relax with a coffee at the lake and do some shopping therapy… Kritsa, a bit further away in the mountains, brings you closer to the traditional way of life in Crete. Enjoy this traditional village with it’s typical orthodox church and the little shops with local products!!!! And … eat some fresh fish at the village of Mochlos. The view on the Aegean sea and the mountains will astonish you!!! But Mochlos is ‘Zen’!!!This place is so cool, you might lose you hearth forever…
New Heraklion Airport 2025
Crete to become home to Greece’s second largest Airport

Crete is set to become home to a new international airport, which will be Greece’s second-largest airport, after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis laid the foundation stone at Kastelli. “This airport will be the best in the country. End of story. The most modern, the most environmentally friendly, one that will incorporate the latest technologies,” Mitsotakis said during a special ceremony.The Kastelli Airport, set to replace the current Nikos Kazantzakis airport in  Heraklion and is expected to become Greece’s second-biggest, handling more than eight million passengers per year.

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Original Experience in Crete

GORTYS / FESTOS / MATALA / ZAROS

A combination of culture, beach and mountains in the Messara valley. In the south of Crete two important archeological sites. Festos, the second most important Minoan palace. Lovely because of it’sauthencity. And Gortys, an important ancient Roman city. Matala, the flower power beach, well known from the sixties when the hippies lived in the caves on the beach. Zaros in the mountains with lots of springs. Possibility to visit the lake and walk the gorge.

ANOGIA / ZONIANA CAVE / DROSIA / VOSSAKOS MONASTERY

Anogia, the traditional well known town, located on the Psyloritis, the highest mountain on Crete. This friendly town makes a nice break from all the beaches and shows you another sight of Crete. It has a good reputation for the best woven and embroidered handicrafts in Crete! The Sendoni cave at Zoniana, one of the most spectacular caves of Crete. Easy to visit and you will be impressed by the five million year old stalactites, stalagmites and waves. Drosia, a small, very green mountain village, well known for its taverns offering baby pork meat. The Vossakos monastery, hidden in the mountains, difficult to find. It was built there on purpose to protect the monks from invaders.

MALIA (PALACE) / KRASI / PLATEAU LASSITHI

After Knossos and Festos, at Malia is located the third largest Minoan palace on Crete. The plateau of Lassithi, well-known for its white-cloth-sailed windmills. A circle of 17 traditional mountain villages surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Possibility to visit the Diction cave, where Zeus was born.

SAMARIA GORGE / AGIA ROUMELI / CHORA SFAKION

Samaria, one of the most long and beautiful gorges in Europe! It is a longue hike, starting from the plateau of Omalos, south-west of Crete. 18 kilometers, which demand a good physical condition and good walking shoes! You arrive at AgiaRoumeli to have a swim in the Libyan sea. A boat will bring you to Chorasfakion where your driver will be waiting for you!

SITIA / VAI / TOPLOU / ZAKROS

Sitia, a beautiful city in the far east of Crete with a small harbor and a nice boulevard . This city is the birthplace of VinzentzosKornaros, beloved Cretan writer. The remains of a small fortress will bring us back to the history of the pirates and Barbarossa. Vai, thefamous beach with its palm trees! As you lie on the fine sand, you could almost imagine yourself to be on a Caribbean island. The monastery of Toplou looks more like a fortress than a religious institution. «Toplou» means» with a cannon», referring to the struggle of the monks to defend their monastic traditions to invaders. Zakros, have a walk through the gorge, the valley of dead’s! It is a wonderful small fisher’s village with a pebbly sand beach.

CHRISSI ISLAND / GOURNIA / IERAPETRA

Ierapetra, the southernmost city in Europe, facing the Libyan Sea! Chrissi Island, about one hour away from Ierapetra by boat. A small desert island with a cedar forest and very beautiful beaches (Shell Beach).
Crete-Sense The Authentic

Sense the Authentic Taste

The gastronomy of Crete is one of the most important reasons to visit it. The Cretan diet, “synonymous” with longevity, offers many flavors and aromas that fascinate all the senses. Endemic wild grasses and aromatic herbs, excellent quality dairy products, fruits and vegetables, honey flavored with the herbs of the Cretan land, its snails, xerotigana, kalitsounia and the famous wedding pilaf make up the delicious map of Crete you always taste them accompanied by the pure smiles and the authentic hospitality of its inhabitants.

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