Greece’s largest island, Crete, lies to the south of the mainland. It might look small on the map, but due to its mountainous terrain, it would take you weeks or even months to see it all.
And there’s certainly a lot to see and do! Incredible beaches, archaeological sites, mountain villages, amazing cuisine, outstanding natural landscapes, and proud but friendly locals are just some of the highlights.
Lovers of Ancient Greece are in for a real treat. Due to its long history, Crete has no shortage of archaeological and historical sites. The most famous of these are Knossos and Phaistos, but there are literally hundreds of others if you look hard enough.
History aside, the island offers some of the most stunning landscapes in Greece just begging to be explored. In terms of outdoor activities, hiking, canyoning, climbing, kayaking, horse riding, caving, and trekking are just some of the things that will get the adrenaline flowing.
Crete has hundreds of beaches to suit every taste, and the most famous ones of Balos and Elafonissi beaches are really stunning.
For me though, it’s the culture of Crete that makes me want to return time and time again. A combination of great food and good people, small villages and a laid-back attitude. I’m sure you’ll form your own opinions after spending time in Crete!
Source: Dave’s Travel Pages