Cretan diverse landscapes unfold through sun-drenched beaches, ancient architecture and imposing mountains. The climate is quite pleasant throughout the year with the tourists favoring the months from April to mid-October and high season lasting from late-June to the end August. Crete is an island where there is a lot to see and everything is easily accessed with a car. The amazing scenery changes from steep gorges to snow-capped mountains and from rugged canyons to sandy beaches by the crystalline waters. Besides the breath-taking scenery and warmth, Crete is captivating travellers with its ancient and mythological culture where the civilization is counted in milleniums.
Europeans first civilization withholds several ancient treasures and, according to British Writer Saki, has made more culture that can be locally consumed. Sights such as the Minoan palaces and Byzantine influenced monasteries showcase the legacy of a rich cultural history. The culture, however, isn’t limited to ancient buildings as Crete is known for its many festivals and tasty cuisine which is more of a way of life for the locas. Known as one of the healthiest diets is the world, Cretan cuisine celebrates with fresh seafood, local cheeses and tasty olive oils that are served in cozy tavernas all around the island. And then, of course, there is the wine and the shots of Raki. Crete is a perfect mixture of warmth and culture providing experiences from the liveliness of the vibrant cities to the easiness of the mellow villages.
When next time in Crete, make sure you visit locations below!