The Magnificent Caves of Crete

Caves of Crete

Crete is a geological wonder, so varied and diverse as to seem like a nation unto itself.

When we think of Crete, we think first of the sea — a glorious coastline of dramatic cliffs plunging into the sea, of hidden coves, rugged stretches of rock, and pristine beaches. But inland it is also full of wonder- gorges and mountains. The wild topography of Crete is crowned by several mountains- the “Lefka Ori” (“White Mountains”) with their summit Pachnes (at 2453m), Lassithi’s Mt. Dikti (at 2148), and of course, Psiloreitis (“High Mountain”- “psilo” means “high) – known also as Mt. Ida. (Mt. Ida’s peak- Timios Stavros- at 2456m, is Crete’s highest). (more…)


Best Time of Year To Visit Crete

which is the best time to visit Crete

The best time of year to visit Crete is between May and October. However, due to its geographical location (between Europe and Africa) Crete enjoys 300 days of sunshine, making it a popular destination at other times of year too. Here is everything you need to know about planning your visit to Crete. (more…)


13 Best Luxury Hotels of Crete

best luxury hotels in Crete

Crete’s rugged natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for indulgence and luxury. We have compiled a list of the 13 best luxury hotels of Crete based on the guests’ ratings and reviews.


The Minoan Palaces of Crete

The Minoan Palaces of Crete

During the Bronze Age (in Europe, that was 3200 – 600 BC), a sophisticated, beautiful culture flourished for a millennium, from about 2600 – 1600. These were the Minoans, named for their mythical King Minos, and known for the legends they left behind- these centering around the Minotaur and the Labyrinth he inhabited. (more…)

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