Culture & Activities
From the Past to the Present – Daily
More Southern is not possible; at least in Europe. Crete, near to the African continent, provides you something rare and priceless: a view into ancient, foreign cultures – of the Minoan, Hellenistic Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. The excavations of Festos and Gortis give you a deep view into the capital in Roman time. The enthralling, 4,000 year-old palace of King Minos, the Toplou monastery between Sitia and Vai and countless more, ancient sights await you. The panoramic view of untouched cliffs, mountains rising over 2,500 meters, original villages, castles on the Cretan plateaus, green olive trees and grapevines and, of course, countless beaches provides a vast array of scenery.