|Crete> is an island located in the Mediterranean sea with more than 1 000 kilometer of coastline. Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape.
The islands historic importance in todays world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.
Cretans are proud, hospitable people who maintain their culture and customs, particularly their strong musical tradition. Throughout the island you will come across traditional mountain villages and agricultural settlements unaffected by tourism.