Most travelers will tell you that Crete’s appeal stems from its beautiful sceneries, the slow brush of ancient history, and the exotic promise of myths and legends. The island is, in the end, a magic sliver in the heart of the Mediterranean, the cradle of ancient civilizations, and part of the history of one of the world’s most praised empires. As mysterious and historic as it is though, there is always more to Crete than what meets the eye, and while this beautiful island will appeal to the history buff to their nerdy passion for legendary heroes, it has a lot more to offer. Fun in the sun, luxurious holidays where you can spoil yourself rotten, and everything an adventure traveler might look for are all here in abundance.
Greece is steeped in thousands of years of history, a land which ranges from almost barren mountain sides with just a few trees sprouting through the craggy face to lush valleys which roll down into plains and on to the gorgeous azure seas of the Aegean and Mediterranean. The Greek’s have had plenty of time to refine their cuisine from the ancient Greeks love of the humble olive, fig and honey to traditional dishes like spit roast lamb and modern haute cuisine, gastronomic Greece has it all to offer and does so in abundance!
Knossos, is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe’s oldest city. Located 5 km southeast of the city of Heraklion in Crete, it is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Greece as the Palace of Knossos was undoubtedly the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.
Adrenaline meeting over one of the world’s best beaches.
The Shipwreck Bay is one of the most known beaches on earth. Everyone has seen pictures of it. Blue water, white little peddles that look like sand from distance and all these surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs. Seems like god was trying to create a scenery of unique beauty and he did it. Luck, human factor and the weather conditions in the area just added the final touch in this work of art… a wrecked ship that ‘sleeps’ on this beach since 1982.
“The monument of the great Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was installed on the Parnassus slopes in Delphi, a holy place as the poet would often writte in his poems.