An island of mythology, history, local traditions, culture, unique landscapes and birthplace of the famous Cretan hospitality. Majestic mountains, golden beaches, sparkling sea water, wild nature, the island is blessed with sunshine during most of the year.
The landscape of the island is unique in the world, Vai beach (white sanded) and its Palme tree forest, the only one in the Mediterranean basin, resemble a tropical scenery. Spinalonga, an islet served as a lepers’ colony, is home to a fortress and has a beauty of its own, as it has been influenced architectonically by the Venetians.
Knossos and Malia palaces of the Minoan era prove with their presence how far back in history Crete was inhabited. Chania, the former capital of Crete, beautifies and decorates the western side of the island with its narrow, pebbled alleyways, excellently preserved buildings and architecture of past times.