Archeological sites keep Crete's past gloriously alive, with
tantalising traces of civilisations that came and went through the
centuries; Minoans, Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Hellenes, Romans,
Venetians, and Turks. The spectacular 3,500-year-old ruins of
Knossos await exploration just three miles away from the port of
Herakleion, Crete's thriving main city. Do not feel, however, that
a visit calls for an academic mindset. If your only aspiration is
to follow the sun, Crete offers unspoiled beaches. If you wish to
while away the day in a café or taverna sipping coffee or wine,
nibbling on honey-drenched pastries, or eating the freshest seafood
imaginable, Crete welcomes you with open arms. Want to twirl to
music in a nightclub? Well, just put on your dancing shoes!
Crete has it all. And all you have to do is find sufficient time
to immerse yourself in the many ancient and modern choices that
this island paradise offers.