Crete is full of bewitching scenery with beautiful sun-drenched beaches, crystalline waters perfect for snorkelling or kayaking, historic sights and diverse landscapes dotted with vineyards, coupled with vibrant cities and traditional villages tucked into the hills and mountains with hospitable locals. The beauty of the island which from west to east Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi, can be explored easily.
Crete is a great place for an adventure holiday with numerous companies on the island offering activities, tours and treks including canyoning, trekking, horse riding and mountain biking. History is rich with Byzantine influences and around the island are magnificent-frescoed chapels, churches and monasteries. Bountiful gourmet cuisine is a way of life in Crete. Family-run tavernas line waterfronts in places such as Elounda and Chania with delicacies such as local meat, cheese, olive oil and the freshest seafood. No surprise the Cretan diet is among the healthiest in the world.