Crete is the largest island in Greece and is divided in to four regions - Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe due to the soft, sandy beaches, bright blue Mediterranean Sea and its history as the home of the Minoan civilization.
Chania is on the western side of the island and is like stepping back in time with the characteristics of history remaining dominant today. The White Mountains and the National Park are extremely popular with visitors and the Old Town with its Venetian mansions, fountains and churches are a sight to behold. The food and the wine is perfect and the architecture will leave you in awe.
Rethymno is situated between White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis and as such, offers stunning beaches contrasting against the mountains. You will also find caves, monasteries and traditional mountain villages, alongside luxury resorts.
Heraklion is the busiest spot on Crete and is located between Mt Psiloritis to the west and the Lasithiótika mountains to the east. Coastal settlements and beautiful villages are amongst olive groves, vineyards and unmissable urban scenery.
LASITHI is the easternmost point of Crete and has four semi-urban centers - Áyios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Sitía and Neápoli. With its stunning beaches, ancient remains and mild climate throughout the year, it’s a popular destination for tourists from around the world who want to relax and explore.