Crete is a truly unique destination packed full of natural beauty, cultural heritage and rich history. As the home to the Minoan rulers of Europe over 4,000 years ago, there are remnants from all eras of history on this island. Although small in size, Crete offers a diverse landscape with its sunny northern beaches, rocky southern coast and rolling valleys filled with local villages in between. Best seen by car or on a guided excursion, the inner region of the island is definitely worth exploring, perhaps on a hike to discover the largest gorge in Europe. The beaches, of course, will not disappoint with their soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. Perfect for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming, Crete is the ideal destination for relaxation and adventure alike. Rich in architecture, culture and cuisine as well, there won’t be a dull moment with everything to explore on the island including Renaissance mansions, ancient palaces, traditional villages and much more!