|In a varied but wonderful climate, the bridge between Europe and Africa, the crossroads
of three continents, has kept inside green forests and steep
gorges all that nature has to offer. This island is a place
with tall mountains, fertile valleys and clean beaches.
Crete is the most southern district not only of Greece but
at the same time of all the European Community.
It is also the biggest island of Greece and the second biggest
(after Cyprus) of the East Mediterranean. It separates the
Aegean from the Libyan sea and marks the boundary between
Europe and Africa.
The island is so large that it has absolutely everything to
offer to the visitor: beautiful mountains, endless golden
sandy beaches, Europe’s only palm tree forest, charming
town, villages and fishing harbour, many caves, numerous Byzantine
churches, several castles...
Crete is a mixture of the glorious civilizations and cultures
of the past, but is also a world living and creating new traditions
in the present. There are many big cities that developed on
the north side of Crete, around the ports but also in the
mainland. Crete is divided in four prefectures of Chania,
Iraklio, Lassithi and Rethymno. The land of history, culture
and feasts offers you its smile and welcomes you in the mysterious
yet familiar world of the Cretans.
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