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Crete is an extraordinary island. It is situated at the Southern Aegean Sea, forming a crossroad for three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. It is the largest and most diverse island in Greece and the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean.
Crete is a bewitched land, captivating its visitors with its unique beauty, its fascinating history and its own tradition and culture.
Crete’s own prize-winning author, Nikos Kazantzakis, said: “…Crete’s Mystery is deep. Whoever sets foot on the island senses a mysterious force branching warmly and beneficently through his veins, senses his soul begin to grow…”
Crete’s remarkable history is lost in the mists of time with evidence across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, to Venetian fortresses, to Byzantine monasteries, to mythology sites like the cave said to be the legendary birthplace of Zeus.
Cretan landscape is equally fascinating, with spectacular mountains, dramatic gorges, stunning beaches, small valleys with olive groves and vineyards, fertile plateaus and canyons leading to hidden beaches, picturesque villages and cosmopolitan cities. It is the land’s diversities that make up Crete to be the island of myths.
Crete’s culture and tradition are also vital components of the island’s identity. From the island’s distinctive Mantinades based folk music, to its indigenous dances, like the famous Pentozali, to the renowned Cretan Cuisine, for its life prolonging qualities and the famous raki, it is most certain that once you visit Crete, you will come back again and again to discover its endless beauties.
Our villas in Crete offer unique villa holidays at the most fascinating island in Greece.