Welcome to Crete
Crete, the southernmost island in Europe, is a magical tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages, where locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit.
Washed by waves on every side of the island, there are miles of beaches for every different taste, some with a wealth of amenities and other isolated and unspoiled. From the dunes of Elafonisi and Xerokambos, the tropical waters of Chrissi, the cedar woods of Gavdos, the hidden beaches at the wild gorges of Sfakia and Asterousia Mounts, the emerald bays of Triopetra, the palm woods of Vai and Preveli and the pine wooded beaches of Makrigialos, Crete offers the ultimate combination of carefree holidays and natural beauty, which can be finely reflected on its beaches.
The island is also a paradise for food lovers. Cretan cuisine is among the healthiest in the world, renowned both in Greece and internationally for its unique ingredients and flavors. Based on simple technique, it is the variety of local produce that distinguishes the dishes; mountain herbs and greens, bulbs, unique cheeses, fresh fishes, the famous Cretan oil, and raki a bracing grape brandy.
One more thing that makes Crete stand out from the other islands is the breadth of its history: Minoan palaces, Venetian town, Medieval Castles, Ottoman mosque and Byzantine monasteries constitute the most important sightseeing.
Choose among our great variety of luxury villas to rent in Crete and live an unforgettable experience.
Southern part of Aegean Sea
How to get there
- By plane directly from major European cities
- By plane to Athens and from there either by domestic flight (50 min) or by boat (9 hrs)