Crete is not just a Greek island. For millennia, Crete has been a center of Greek culture. Revel in the wonders of Minoan civilization and seek inspiration from the remarkable Byzantine architecture, the striking Venetian fortifications, and breathtaking landscape. Explore the cities of Iraklio, Hania, and Rethymno. Experience the majesty of the Minoan palaces and the wild beauty of the Cretan mountains. Enjoy the exotic beaches and pristine waters at Vai, Preveli, and Elafonissi. Feel the warmth of Crete’s people and discover a world unlike any other.
Concise alphabetical listings plus short chapters on the island’s history and culture provide expert advice on everything from beaches to archaeological sites, helping you plan your itinerary before you start but also giving you the freedom to simply chart a route on the fly.
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