and most southerly Greek island, Crete is rich in historical
remains and scenic variety. Along the northern shores there
are modern resorts. Alongside lie the scattered remains of
older civilizations – Minoan palaces, Byzantine churches,
Venetian castles and sites of more recent struggles. Crete is
divided into four prefectures – Chania (Hania), Rethymnon
(Rethimno), Heraklion (Iraklio) and Agios Nikolaos – and has
a good road network and regular communications.
the largest and busiest town on the island, has a variety of
nightlife and sightseeing to offer. In the prefecture of
Heraklion are three of the most important Minoan centers –
Knossos, Phaestos and Malia. Crete is well known as the
setting for the battle between Theseus and the Minotaur, and
the ruins of Knossos are popularly held to be the site of the
With full of
tropical beaches, traditional villages, everyone with a
different history, a huge variety of gorgeous landscapes,
remains from ancient civilizations, you've got people here
writing history for the last five thousand years. N.
Kazantzakis was inspired and wrote his famous book "
Zorba the Greek" in Crete. Crete is the one for those who
want it all.
Civilization of Crete was one of the world's most ancient,
reaching a peak around 1600 B.C. The island was conquered by
the Romans in 67 B.C., and was later held by Byzantium, except
for a period of Arab occupation from 823-961. It was taken by
Venice in 1204 and Turkey in 1669. Crete was contested between
Turkey and Greece until union with Greece was proclaimed in
1908. During the Second World War, Crete was the scene of the
first large-scale invasion by air when German paratroopers
took the island.
Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its
reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique
landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and
its magnificent beaches.
houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town,
chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores
selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.
Trends that sweep through
the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this
An island of tempting and
tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather
superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.
But even the most
unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a
crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive,
picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters
of the Aegean Sea.
charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve
frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.
Because it is so famous,
Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who
enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is
the ideal place for holidays.
Have a wonderful time...