The island of Crete is the largest island in Greece and is located just under 100 kilometres south of the Greek mainland.
With a size of 8‚000 square kilometres‚ Crete offers an immense diversity in a small area and almost seems like a separate continent within Greece. Mountains in the hinterland‚ Caribbean-style beaches‚ plantations dotted with olive trees‚
charming villages and ancient excavation sites make up the wealth of the island.
The island was once dominated by the great power of Venice. And still today‚ numerous places testify to this. The southernmost Greek island offers sunshine on an average of 300 days a year‚ making it an attractive destination almost all year round.