Crete, Greece’s biggest island, offers everything from lovely beaches and nice relaxation to many sights. Here you’ll find charming small towns and fascinating ancient history.
The landscape on the island is characterised by many small mountains and valleys, olive bushes and orange trees. The varied landscape, the lovely climate and the fantastic and extensive beaches make Crete the obvious choice for a large number of tourists every year.
Population: 633 506
Currency: Euro (EUR)
A suggestion when you visit Crete is to make an excursion to Elafonissi, one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches. The sand by the shore glitters pink with pulverised shells – a magical sight. This beach, located about 66 kilometres north-west of Chania, is often called Crete’s Maldives or the Pink Beach. The easiest way to get there is by hire car or bus.
Discover an the unknown part of the island. In the city of Sitia, kindness is a constant feature among the people you meet. Enjoy the atmosphere by strolling the narrow streets, settling down in a restaurant and enjoying the real Greece.
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