Crete View

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.