Tours in Crete

Crete is the largest and most densely populated of the Greek islands and the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
The island is divided in 4 regions: Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassithi. Crete has 2 large airports, Nikos Kazantzakis at Heraklion (centrally located) and the Daskalogiannis Airport at Chania (West Crete), both of which serve international routes for numerous airlines. There are direct charter flights from April to November, from most of the European Countries as well as daily flights from / to Athens
Crete is a different world compared to other parts of Greece. It is a place with its own tradition, its own character and its own dialect. Local people are very proud of their Cretan origin. Throughout the island the remnants of occupation by invaders (from the Romans to the Turks) are still visible. But throughout these invasions the Cretan people have remained relatively unscathed and maintain their justifiable pride, strongly present in their tradition and their culture.

Crete combines many characteristics which attract tourists from the whole world:

  • The mild climate (In September still min 25 C degrees )
  • Easy access to the airports of Heraklion and Chania, as well as a good road network.
  • History, as Crete is the craddle of the prehistorical Minoan Civilization.
  • Archaeological sites such as Knossos, Faestos, Mallia , Gortys etc.
  • Mythology, as in Crete the great Zeus was born , the father of all Gods
  • Healthy Food , based on the local products and specially on the famous Cretan Olive Oil
  • Culture & tradition particularly visible in the villages of the inland
  • Byzantine monasteries such as the Kalyviani convent and the Monastery of Gouverneto
  • Alternative landscapes such as the Samaria Gorge or the Kournia Lake
  • Warm & friendly people that will open their house in order to offer you some “raki” drink and invite you to dinner.
  • Crystal clear seas and breathtaking beaches such as Balos, Falassarna, Elafonissi, Vai, Elounda etc.
  • Tourist Infrastructure with excellent hotels and apartments of all categories.