Guide to Crete
Guide to Crete (Greece)
Crete had been touched by magic! The extraordinary quality of the light here, the jagged mountain range meeting freely with the open seas. Out there is in fact a plethora of wildlife, vegetation & flowers that are one-of-a-kind in the island. Breathe among the ever-present aromas of wild herbs, savor the fresh fruit, the best olive oil in the world and of course the healthy, delicious cheeses. Take pleasure of sipping a Greek coffee during the roadside within a mountain community, the awesome journey and spillover of weddings and occasions, the history, the locals not forgetting the world-sourced travelers. Additionally, it is a historian’s and archaeologist’s Eden!
The Best Of Crete…
The Knossos Palace also known as the Labyrinth is the largest Bronze Age Archaeological Site . It is about 3,00 years old and you will be amazed at legendary home of King MInos. The Monoan Civilisation comes to life with the detailed images on the wall of the early Cretan life. One will truly appreciate the sophisticated and intricate artwork , architecture and design of the palace, the maze of livng quarters, workroom and store rooms. This magnificent structure of the past is located south of the city of Heraklion. To find more of the best Minoan Arts, you can visit Heraklion Archaeological Museum its at Xanthoudidou Street right at the center of Hiraklion City. The Museum also exhibits archaeological finds from neolithic era to Graeco Roman period. Ita a vast collection that covers 5,000 years.
In Southwest Crete is the picturesque Samaria Gorge. It is considered as one of the longest gorges in all Europe. Its actually a 16km walk that starts at the wooden step known as xyloskala ,just beyond the Omalos plateau up in White Mountains with such breathtaking views. Aside from that the gorge is also a National park and has a magnificent array of flora and fauna. The is concluded at the Libyan Sea at the small coastal village of Agia Roumeli.
Another main attraction is Chania Old Town & Harbour. It showcases the stunning old town that is very appealing to our modern day of living. you’ll be amazed at the gems you’ll discover: beautiful old Venetian buildings with courtyard cafes and cozy restaurants, Cretan handicraft shops, a weaver’s shop, boot makers on the Leather Street, and rows of shops selling hand carved Cretan knives at the Stivanadika. You can also take a ride on a horse driven carriages to explore within thearea and beyond the harbor.
Agios Nikolaos is situated in Eastern Crete, 70kms east of Heraklion and is the Capital of the Lassithi prefect. The town is built around a picturesque lake which is connected to the sea by a short canal. The impressive Dikteon Cave (Cave of Psychro), the legendary birthplace of Zeus, is situated at a height of 1025m, west of the village of Psychro, on the side of a mountain above the beautiful plateau of Lassithi. The cave is accessed by a steep path, 20 minutes climb, to the narrow entrance of the cave. Once inside the cave follow a steep descent of 60m to reach an underground pool and various chambers with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Let’s not forget the beautiful beaches, Falassarna Beach and Elafonnisi Beach and Island and there’s a lot more for you to explore. Discover the fun things you and your family can enjoy in the Mystical Island of Crete.