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Crete

Crete

Crete is a place with its own tradition, its own character and its own dialect.
Local people are very proud of their Cretan origin. Throughout the island, the remnants of occupation by invaders (from the Romans to the Turks) are still visible. But throughout these invasions, the Cretan people have remained relatively untouched and maintain their justified pride, strongly present in their costumes and culture.
Crete attract tourists from the whole world for:

  • The mild climate (in October, still 25C degrees)
  • History, as Crete is the cradle of the prehistorical Minoan Civilization.
  • Archaeological sites such as Knossos, Phaistos, Mallia, Gortys and others.
  • Mythology, as in Crete the great Zeus was born, the father of all Gods.
  • Healthy food, based on the local products and especially on the famous Cretan Olive Oil and local herbs.
  • Culture & tradition particularly visible in the villages of the island.
  • Byzantine monasteries such as the Kalyviani convent and the monastery of Gouverneto.
  • Alternative landscapes such as the Samaria Gorge or the Kournia Lake.
  • Crystal clear seas and breathtaking beaches such as Balos, Falassarna, Elafonissi, Vai, Elounda, and others.
  • Tourist infrastructure with excellent hotel resorts, apartments, houses, villas of all categories.

Good to Know

Country
Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Visa Requirements
Visa is not needed for EU. Everyone else needs a visa.
Languages spoken
Greek, English
Currency used
Euro
Area
8.303 km2
Population
634.930