Crete is the largest and most populous among the Greek islands and the second largest in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (after Cyprus). It is located in the south of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea.
It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece; while it retains its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music).
Crete was once home to one of the greatest civilizations, the Minoan, who left behind beautiful buildings in an archaic style of architecture.
Crete enjoys a primarily temperate climate being in the middle of two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African, mainly falling within the former.
Rethymno is the main city of Crete, here you will notice that the city is divided into two sections, one being of more modern day type style architecture and the other section showing an ancient architecture, with narrow paved alleys.
The town area proposes a beautiful sandy beach and blue bay.
Lasithi, situated in the municipality part of Crete holds home to many archaeological sites to be visited and caves to explore.
According to mythology this town is the birth place of Zeus. Lasithi is a quaint town filled with tourist sights, old churches and historical locations.
The capital of Crete is the town of Heraklion. It is the largest urban centre of the island and offers many facilities and activities and an exciting nightlife.
With its streets lined with restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. Heraklion is sure to keep you entertained. In the summer this town is alive with Greek culture, with events organised and held all around the city.
Concerning the beaches of Crete, every town and city has access to beautiful sandy beaches, even though they are connected, each towns beach shows a different type of setting.
Rethymno is one of the largest public beaches and is great for water sports. Wherever you go in Crete, which ever town and city you visit, it is sure that you will experience an unforgettable getaway.