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Crete simply has it all!

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, the visitor can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!
Crete is divided in to four prefectures.


Ηράκλειο Κρήτης
Heraklion
Heraklion is the administrative, agricultural and commercial center of Crete, with rich agricultural history. Its seaside tourist resorts with sandy beaches and graphic villages in the interior combine in a pleasing way, offering many options to the visitor.
Heraklion town is the capital of the district, now developed into a commercial, industrial center of Crete. The city continues to attract the visitor with its Venetian monuments, its neoclassical buildings and charming pedestrian malls.
Its beautiful churches, the Venetian Port, the Fortress, the Venetian Arsenali... read more

  Λασίθι
Lasithi
Gorges, beaches, historic monuments and Venetian fortresses set the scene in Lasithi.
Agios Nikolaos is the capital of Lasithi District, a port with a cosmopolitan character and a thriving tourist center. You can visit the Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos, the nature reserve Almiro, the island Agioi Pantes and the Public Library Koundourio.
Agia Fotia and Ferma are beautiful seaside villages in a pine-filled area while Vai is an idyllic site with palm trees. Vai has the only palm forest in Europe...  read more



Ρέθυμνο Κρήτης
Rethymnon
Crete's smallest prefecture located between White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis (also called “Ídi”), is synonymous with gorgeous mountainscapes, marvellous beaches, Cretan lyre melodies, tsikoudiá spirit served with “oftó”, legendary caves, historic monasteries and monuments, traditional mountain villages and luxurious holiday resorts.
Feel the essence of Mythical Crete in this mountainous, remote and self-sufficient region of the island of Crete... read more

  Χανιά Κρήτης
Chania
In the western part of Crete is the prefecture of Chania that is bordered to the east by the Prefecture of Rethymnon.
Chania, a place full of natural beauty, history, memories and culture.
Indented coasts, sandy coves and islets. Rough but majestic canyons, caves, rivers and green plain with olive and citrus trees the visitor will encounter. A place that is rich in animals and plants, endemic and rare.... read more

Source: GNTO


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