The fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, Crete is 300km long, with uniquely contrasting landscapes – snow-covered mountains with dark, fathomless gorges, flat fertile plains, miles of golden tamarisk-fringed beaches with crystal clear water, a plethora of historical and archaeological sites.
The warm, genuine friendliness of the local people continues to amaze and delight every visitor, which is why so many people choose Crete as their holiday destination year after year.
All this beauty set in lush vineyards and olive groves, thousands of species of wild flowers, whitewashed villages dotted along the beaches and mountains, make up the setting for a perfect holiday.
Being one of the most southerly parts of Europe, Crete enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year! In the summer months, the heat is alleviated on the north coast by the breezes of the «Meltemi». The start of the break-up of the long, dry months usually begins at the end of October. January and February form the real winter, yet often have lovely bright, sunny, warm days.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Cretan ladies rarely sit doing nothing. Wandering through the villages, you will see them sitting outside their houses, when the daily chores have been done, doing some kind of needlework – but not on Sundays! Meanwhile, the men are to be found in the cafes, usually loudly discussing politics.
How To Find Hidden Eastern Crete
Should your point of arrival in Greece be Athens, you can reach Sitia by plane (4 times per week Athens -Sitia)
If you fly direct to Heraklion, the capital of Crete, eastern Crete can be reached by taxi, by hiring a car, or by using the local bus service.