If you’re looking for an unusual destination where the mountains run down to the sea, where history is profoundly rooted in the landscape, and where it is simply good to live and travel – why not allow yourselves to be tempted by Crete? A little island frequented by the Gods in a...If you’re looking for an unusual destination where the mountains run down to the sea, where history is profoundly rooted in the landscape, and where it is simply good to live and travel – why not allow yourselves to be tempted by Crete? A little island frequented by the Gods in ancient times; nature-lovers won’t know which way to turn when they discover the numerous attractions Crete has to offer. Did you know, for example, that Europe’s deepest gorges can be found in Samaria? It has a spectacular canyon where the ‘Iron Gates’ constitute its narrowest point. If you’re more drawn to the sea and its activities, the country’s numerous beaches offer an ideal setting to make the most of the Cretan sun. For example, in places such as Loutro, Frangokastello (and its fortress) or even in Elafonissi, where the contrast of the austerity of the landscape and the beauty of the turquoise waters of the lagoon is unforgettable. When one talks of the sea, one’s mind goes to the port, and Crete offers numerous little, coastal villages where you should take the time to spend an afternoon or a week, to enjoy delicious moments of rest, far from frenetic daily life: an exceptional setting to make the most of these exceptional holidays…Continue reading
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Are you passionate about history? Do you like your holidays labelled discovery, exploration and culture? Do you love rich heritage where ancient civilisations are still around? If you have replied YES to all these questions, then look no further: Crete is made for you! A mythical country of the Minos Kings (and their minotaur), the island is sprinkled with incredible ruins where you can spend long hours discovering the rich tracks left by history. Knossos will be an incredible visit (only five kilometres from Heraklion), where every year more than 5,000 visitors flock to visit the magnificent Minoan Palace. Within this site, the Heraklion archaeological museum will answer any questions you may have with the richness of its collections and the beauty of the artefacts exhibited. The fortified island of Spinalogo offers another beautiful aspect of Cretan history, such as the Messara plain (with its lesser Minoan sites), the historic quarters of Rethymon and the old prestigious city of Hanja where the Venetian influence is felt at every street corner. A rich heritage, magnificent ruins and a 1,000-year history: a perfect cocktail for a holiday in Crete!
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