Crete is the oldest home of civilization and the most modern tourism centre in Europe.
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The Minoan civilization appeared here in the 2800 - 1150 years B.C. and left the indelible imprint in the history of Greece development. Over 16 centuries Minoans constructed the gorgeous houses - palaces, which represent now pearls of sightseeing. The Island has also suffered the influence of Moslem civilization when the conquerors of the Ottoman Empire captured this land. Now you can meet signs of both cultures all over Greece and in Crete in particularly.
The Island is imbued with the spirit of legends and mythic sagas and no achievements of civilization and innovations of technologies can change the mood and spirit of this highly mythical country.
The Land, chosen by Zeus as his home, charms its guests with the multiformity of its historical heritage and with the genuineness of its national culture. Touch the history: a cave, where Zeus was born, proudly demonstrated by local people to the tourists, Palace of Knossos and its labyrinth, where the Minotaur spent his life - all these are true evidence of the Minoan times.
The closest to the equator point of Europe, Crete is the largest and most southerly Greek island and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. Crete welcomes you to enjoy its subtropical climate, the most advantageous for your health.
Recently the Island of Crete has obtained new place to surprize tourists - Water City - a really thrilling with its variety of attractions aqua-park. With the picturesque views to the sea, buried in verdure this aqua-park concentrates the most subtle water-ways and attractions.
Also do not miss here Safari on Jeeps. You will really enjoy the wild mountainous Cretan nature, driving the car by olive plantations, magnificent meadows and old Cretan villages.
To explore the underwater world the only thing you may need is your wish to! Authorities here in Crete did a lot to satisfy their tourists and created specialized clubs and schools for diving and scuba-diving. Great number of different programs will be offered to you.
The most interesting excursion here in Crete is the evening excursion to the local villages. Delicious and nutritious food of Cretan cuisine and local wines will create that very romantic spirit which attracts millions of tourists every year to Crete.
People in this country are highly hospitable and hearty treat all guests and visitors. Service at hotels and restaurants is of the highest quality.
You will not be disappointed visiting this Island. Everybody can find here his own pleasure and amusements to his taste!