Crete Travel guide
Travel guide to the Crete island Greece
Crete is the largest and most famous Greek island. Birth place of El Greco and many other Great Greek writers like Nikos Kazantzakis and Politicians like Eleftherios Venizelos. Crete according the Mythology was the birth place of Zeus. On the island of Crete bloomed the Minoan civilization witch remains are to be seen at the Palaces of Knossos and Festos. The main city and Port of Crete is Heraklion with its Venetian Castle at the port. Other cities are Rethymno ,Chania ,Agios Nikolaos ,Ierapetra ,Sitia and many small villages and tourist resorts. Crete is the garden of Greece with the biggest production of Olives ,Tomatoes and Oranges.The island has a very developed economy and is one of the most rich areas of Greece. Crete with more then 300 days of sunshine has a lot of attractions that makes the island as one of the most visited in the Mediterranean. Crete has daily air connections to Athens and other European cities ,the super luxury Cretan Ferries of ANEK and MINOAN LINES connect daily not only Crete with Piraeus but Greece with Italy as well from Patras and Igumenitsa.