Crete is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It's the largest of the Greek islands and was the centre of the earliest civilization in Europe, the Minoans, of over 4700 years ago. Crete is a highly enjoyable holiday destination, with tourists arriving throughout the year for the warm weather, beautiful beaches and luxurious resort hotels scattered around the island.
Especially popular with tourists are the Archaeological sites of early Minoan ruins and the Venetian Castle at Rethymno. Along with sightseeing, visitors may also enjoy spending time at the Palm Beach of Vai or indulging in water sports such as sailing, diving or snorkelling.
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