Crete is the largest Greek island as well as the 5th largest in the Mediterranean Sea and features a temperate climate. With a hilly landscape of beautiful mountains, Crete is the most mountainous European island with three ranges: White Mountains, Mount Ida and Dikti Mountains.
Crete is famous for being the birthplace of the mythical god Zeus and it is touted as one of the oldest civilizations in Europe.
If you love beach activates, you wont have a problem finding things to do in Crete as the beautiful island is full of sprawling beaches for you to swim or have fun strolling along in the sunshine. Visit beaches such as Balos, Chiona, Diasari, and Elafonissos.
Crete nightlife is very busy and consists of four main resort areas complete with several popular nightspots. You can find anything from calm to wild and all that’s in between with much of the action in areas of Heraklion, and Limenas Hersonissou.
Many people, especially those with children, will love visiting the Crete Aquarium, which is known as Aqua World and houses lots of examples of local marine and reptile life from the surrounding area. It’s open from April to the end of October and reasonably priced.
Golfers will love the 18 holes at the Crete Golf Course which is easily accessible from the airport. It is built to PGA standards and has a beautiful layout that provides players with a panoramic view of the area.
While the weather makes just about any time of the year great for visiting Crete, it is famous for several festivals throughout the year, including a Carnival held 40 days before Easter, the annual tradition of May 1st holiday picnics, the Rethimnon Wine Festival in July, and the Sitia Sultana Festival in August just to name a few.
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