The beautiful island of Crete is located at the southernmost point of Europe and lies between three continents.

The visitor in Crete will encounter rare diversity and surprising variety in the landscape. The rocky wild mountains give way to fertile valleys, luscious green plains, stretches of unspoiled coastline, rugged but fruitful countryside and tropical sandy beaches with emerald green waters.

The island is full of gorges and ravines, the most important of which is Samaria Gorge which is also a national park.

Wetlands and rare types of plants and birds await visitors to the island.

All of Crete is dotted with antiquities, archaeological sites, museums and Byzantine churches.

It offers hundreds of beaches with beautiful sand. The most organised beaches are located in the north of the island where the modern hotel resorts are situated, while the most unspoiled beaches can be found in the south facing the Libyan Sea.

The western part of the island (Hania Prefecture) is very green with noticeably diverse landscapes and long beaches stretching out to the north, west and south. The same prefecture boasts the grand White Mountains or Lefka Ori (2004 m).

Some of the most beautiful beaches of this prefecture are Falasarna, Kedrodasos, Balos and Elafonisos.

Crete offers a large variety of night life, festivals, rich and delicious local cuisine, an abundance of fish, quality local wines, athletic facilities, hiking, sailing and winter sports facilities on the Omalos Plateau.

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