C r e t e - I s l a n d
Crete has 1,000 kilometer-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea.
Crete is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. It is the home of the Minoan civilization with important archeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys.
It is the largest island in Greece - the fifth largest in the Mediterranean - and, within its diverse area of more than 8,000 square kilometers, there are many other jewels just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous explorers of holiday treasures.