Crete is the most famous & biggest island of Greece. It is the fifth within the Mediterranean and the eleventh biggest island of Europe.
A dramatic mythical island considered to be the birthplace of Zeus has long sandy beaches, hidden coves, caves, gorges and mountains. The geological history of Crete is exceptionally complicated. For instance, the hippos remains found in hot coastal areas prove the extend of powerful events occurred on the island. In reference to a number of researches, Crete is characterized as a continuous mountain which has remained underwater.
The name of Crete is referred to Homer Epics “The Odyssey” & “The Iliad”. What makes Crete island exceptional concerning history is the Minoan era when the Minoan civilization was born. What is hidden behind the myths is a powerful wealthy and happy kingdom along with a great civilization the first ancient civilization of Europe continent.
Crete never lets its visitors down. There's a variety of accommodation for every taste. The north part is the most famous full of luxury hotels& night life. On the other hand, the western part shows the pure, rural Cretan life. It's not monotonous since it combines sea, mountains, valleys, gorges, cliffs & landscapes most of which are still undiscovered treasures waiting for anyone to explore them & learn or even imagine their history.