The birthplace of Zeus, the isle of legends; Crete is filled with magic and history at every turn. Most people travel to Crete as a stopping point before heading to Santorini or Mykonos, but while you’re here it’s not a bad place to stop and savour the environment.
Brush up on your Greek mythology on your flight to Crete. Crete is full of myths and legends that will keep any traveller intrigued. While you’re catching up on Zeus and his family tales, take a walk through Crete’s caves, stroll along the endless beaches and admire the picturesque mountain ranges that flank the island. Crete is packed to the brim with archeological sites, natural attractions, history and mythology that will keep travellers of any age occupied. Before boarding a Crete flight or ferry to another Greek isle, take some time to admire the fascinating city from ancient times – you might just create your own legendary tale while you’re here.
Crete's calendar is full of festivals. Summer time specifically is when most festivals take place including the Chania's Summer Festival and the Heraklion Summer Festival. Chania Summer Festival takes place July through September and is a celebration of Greek life that includes concerts, plays, exhibitions, and traditional Cretan dancing and music in the streets. The Heraklion Summer Festival is a summer arts festival that takes place throughout the city during the summer months.
Take a day trip to Phaestos or Matala while you're in Crete. There are plenty of charter boats that come and go from the island.