Crete is a great place to visit all year round and there are many reasons why you should choose it as your next holiday destination. From stunning scenery to delicious cuisine, Crete is a treasure trove of culture, history and geographical wonders. There’s something for everyone in the biggest of the Greek islands, so take a look at all the reasons why you should be visiting it this year:
The weather is Crete tends to be amenable and pleasant for most of the year, as its climate is a combination of both Mediterranean and North African. While it can snow in the mountains and rain in winter, it’s likely the weather will be mainly sunny when you visit! You’ll get to admire all the beautiful sights Crete has to offer and enjoy the many beaches and outdoor restaurants throughout the island.
Crete has an ancient past. It was once the centre of the Minoan civilisation, with early settlers inhabiting the island at least 130,000 years ago. There are also many old legends connecting Greek mythology to physical places around Crete, which you can visit at will. For example, it’s said that Zeus was born in a Cretan cave and that the Minotaur roamed a labyrinth in Knossos.
Experience real history mixed with legends and myths and partake in such a unique culture!
Fauna and Flora
Crete shares its rich fauna and flora with the rest of Greece; however, there are also many endemic species that can only be found on this island, such as the kri-kri goat and the Cretan dittany. The spectacular ecosystem and uniqueness of Crete are mainly due to its relative isolation regarding the rest of Greece.
When you come explore the island, you’ll be able to see animals, plants and flowers that you’ve never seen before and will never see outside of Crete! How amazing is that?
From striking gorges to beautiful valleys and breathtaking bodies of water, Crete truly has it all. You can explore Crete in all its glory no matter when you visit and enjoy fantastic sites such as the Samariá Gorge, the Lefka Ori mountains and the surrounding islands and islets. Hiking, sailing, riding, dancing; there are no limits to what you can do when you visit Crete, and all activities will be set against beautiful scenery we’re sure you’ll fall in love with!
There are also many environmentally protected areas in the island, and some can only be visited by researchers, which further proves the importance of the wild nature of Crete – and the conservation efforts surrounding it.
We couldn’t not mention Cretan cuisine! From delicious vegetarian dishes and tasty wines to many other Mediterranean recipes, Crete is home to some of the best dishes in the world! Rich in vegetables, honey, olives, cheese, meat and fish, you can expect mouth-watering recipes that will delight everyone in the family, from the younger ones to the oldest members!
Crete has so much to offer and you can see it all! Our property list is vast and includes a wide range of accommodations so that you can choose the one you prefer, from houses with pools to houses that can accommodate large families. Just like the island itself, we have plenty of variety at your disposal!