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…)
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…)
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…)
This summer we teamed up with 14 travel bloggers to bring you the top recommendations on what to do in Crete. Read on to discover their favourite experiences on Crete and see which one might fit your personal travel style. (more…)