A tour in Crete

Welcome to Crete, the most beautiful island in the world.

Being on the crossroads of 3 continents - Europe, Asia and Africa - the island developed one of the most important and ancient civilizations in the history of mankind: the Minoan civilization that took its name from the mythical king Minoas. Today the island has gained a worldwide reputation due to its rich past, its natural beauties, the superb climate and the hospitality of its people.


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A Tour in Crete

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A tour in Chania

Chania, in the west of the island, is situated on the minoan Kydonia and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The city impresses the visitor with large roads, green parks, churches, museums and the beautiful old town with the romantic venetian port and its famous lighthouse.

Beside the numerous beaches at the North coast the prefecture of Chania offers many recommendable trips like to the famous Samaria gorge at the Omalos plateau inside the 2.500 metres high White Mountains, the Irini gorge, the Imbros gorge and the Therisso gorge, many Byzantinian monasteries at the peninsula of Akrotiri. Archaeological sites of the Minoan, the Dorian and the Roman periods you can find in Aptera, Polyrrinia, Falassarna, fortresses in Frangokastello as well as on the islands of Gramvoussa and Souda, Caribbean seeming beaches in Elafonissi in the southwest and Balos in the northwest, as well as the resorts Paleochora and Sougia at the south coast and in the north the long sandy beach of Georgioupolis with the Kournas lake, the only natural lake of Crete, in the forest-rich district of Apokoronas.

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A tour in Rethymnon

Rethymnon, developed from the minoan city Rethymna, is perhaps beside Chania one the most beautiful city of the island, with a large city park, an old town with the large fortress, old houses, close lanes and the small venetian port with its old lighthouse.

In the prefecture of Rethymnon you should not miss to visit the historical monastery Arkadi, the monastery Preveli and the beach of the same name with its palm forest at the river floating to the Lybian Sea, the minoischen graves of Armeni as well as the caves of Melidoni and Zoniana. The fascinating water falls of the springs of Argiroupolis and the springs of Spili are fascinating of Spili, on the way to the nice place Agia Galini at the south coast.


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A tour in Heraklion

Heraklion has countless monuments, especially in the venetian part and the Archaeological Museum is one the most significant in the world. Knossos, the great palace, reminds of the glorious minoan civilization of before more than 4,000 years.

You should visit also the archaeological sites of the ancient Minoan palaces of Festos and Agia Triada in the south, as well as of Malia in the famous touristic center at the north coast. A trip also should be done to the ruins of the ancient Roman city Gortys, the minoan caves of Matala at the south coast and the Agiofarango gorge.


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A tour in Lassithi

Agios Nikolaos, the administrative seat of the Prefecture of Lassithi in the east of Crete, situated at the beautifuls Mirabello bay. convenient well known as the Venice of the east, while in its center there is a lake, where according to mythology, the goddesses Athena and Aphrodite used to bath.

The region has its name from the plateau of Lassithi with its hundreds windmills, situated in the Dikti mountains. Further cities in the region are Neapolis in the middle, Sitia in the east at the north coast and Ierapetra at the south cvoast. At the beach of Vai at the east coast you will be surprised of the famous large palm forest, beside Preveli the only one in Europe. There are also the ruins of the minoan palace of Zakros. Likewise to recommend is the nice resort Elounda with the peninsula Spinalonga and the venetian fortress on the close island Kalidon.


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