The big step was taken; look at your hands, yeap, that’s a wedding ring staring back at you. Now what? Now it’s time to celebrate in one of the most gorgeous destinations in the world, the magical island of Crete!
Crete is known for its impeccable cuisine across the world. This word-acclaimed cuisine, however, is based on two main ingredients the island has been famous for since antiquity: wine and olive oil, and now is the perfect time to get introduced to the history and tradition behind both.
When you’ve finally pulled the trigger and booked your dream destination to spend your much-needed vacations on, the last thing you want to do is return back home only to realize that you didn’t explore its full potential and that you didn’t get to see and experience all you could have! Rid yourself of that possibility by reading below all the top sites of Crete. Get a well-rounded idea of what you must not miss during your visit to the biggest Greek island and ensure your vacations in Crete will be your most memorable yet.
Nicknamed as the island of the living dead, Spinalonga, lies at the natural harbor of Elounda in the prefecture of Lassithi in Crete. Despite being a small barren island of 85 acres, it carries a long history and holds a special place in the Greeks' hearts, while it preserves its beauty notwithstanding its dark past.
The sun is blazing above your head, a bead of sweat trickles down your back, the air is salty and your skin burns from the summer heat. There is only one thing on your ‘to do’ list for Crete, and it is to cool yourself down in a wonderful beach, letting the refreshing waves take the edge of the hot spell -along with your everyday stress- away.
Heraklion, the port city and capital of Crete, is one of the island’s most popular regions and the birthplace of famous painter El Greco and writer Nikos Kazantzakis. It possesses all the big city elements one could benefit from without the hectic pace of life and with an abundance of beautiful landscapes. If you want to explore Heraklion is just one day, read below our 24-hour guide and rest assured that we’ll introduce you to activities and places we would share with our friends and family.
Chania, a momentous city in the northwest coast of Crete, is filled with history and interesting sites to explore. We know a day is not nearly enough, however we’ll make sure you’ll take full advantage of even the last second of your trip. Here, we have for you a one-day guide for the city of Chania, enabling you to experience the Cretan lifestyle across a span of 24 hours!
The Old Town of Chania is considered as one of the most alluring and fascinating parts of Crete and the Mediterranean. Here, after revealing the top things to do in Chania, we will let you in on the old town's best-kept secrets and offer you a local’s insight into its arresting beauty and heritage.