- Encounters with locals
- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
- Off the beaten track
Considered to be the island of the gods for the ancient Greeks, Crete is the most southerly land in Europe. I found it incredibly beautiful and I loved the kindness of the inhabitants.
There are few forests and rivers in Crete but I was particularly impressed by the olive groves, a green mantle covering the majority of the island and which counterbalances the arid almost African climate.
Crete is a wonderful place for doing nothing and the beaches are heavenly, a fabulous finishing point after all your visits during your trip to Greece. As for landscape, my favourite was the Samaria gorge, a stone maze of more than 16km with a depth of 300 metres and a width varying from 2 to 250 metres.