Crete is the largest island in Greece. The island offers amazing variety, combining snow-capped mountains, rolling hills covered with olive trees and over 1000 km of varied coastline. Crete has far more endemic plants than any other island in Europe.
Crete is also a mix of large tourist resorts, small fishing villages, remote settlements and cities such as Chania and Heraklion which have been inhabited for almost 8000 years. Whether you come to Crete for the sea and the sun, the culture and traditions, the peaceful seaside villages of South Crete or the dramatic landscapes, there is something for everyone.
The emphasis of this web site is on the western part of Crete and
it looks more closely at holiday areas and activities that are somewhat
away from mass-tourism.
You will find a lot of information to help you make a decision as to where you could take a holiday in Crete by following some of the links below.