Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. The population is 550 thousand people. The largest city is Heraklion with approximately 100 thousand residents. Crete is the birthplace of the Minoan culture, which in the second millennium B.C. was one of the most important in the Mediterranean. The main center of ancient Crete was Knossos, where today, the ruins of the royal palace lie. Faistos and Malia and Gortyna also played important roles in Roman times. All are worth a look!
Also worth seeing are the beautiful coastal towns of Chania, Sitia Rethymnon, Agios Nicolaus, a Venetian building, with remains of forts and castles, each in a unique style. Crete is mountainous, its peaks reach 2,500 m, and combined with the turquoise sea at the foot make a big impression. We can also find the longest gorge in Europe called Samaria. In the capital island – Heraklion, you can visit the Venetian fort and the archaeological museum with monuments of the Minoan era.