Crete is Greece’s largest island and an eclectic mix of old monuments, sparkling seas, and impressive caves, while it is home to some of the best activities modern Greece, has to offer. It is a destination that circles around its own universe and beats to its own rhythm – varied and full of diversity. Crete is bound to steal your heart.
Culturally rich and with world-famous gastronomy, Crete also boasts old towns, plenty of picturesque beaches and high mountains teeming with things to do for those feeling adventurous. And between the four prefectures, Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno and Lasithi, there is something for everyone to do in Crete on the southern side of the Aegean Sea.
The vibrant city of Heraklion is Crete’s main region and offers a glimpse into history and culture through art galleries and museums while the collection of beach bars and clubs offer an incredible nightlife for visitors, especially around Hersonissos and Malia. It is no secret that northern Greece has a long list of must-visit awe-inspiring beaches and the region of Chania is no stranger to impressive coastal gems and adventure activities. The old Venetian architecture will tickle your romantic side while one of the biggest markets in the Balkans can be found here, and it is a real shopper’s delight. While the region of Rethymno is home to Bali Star Resort Boutique Hotel, you can explore Lasithi for something a bit more off-the-beaten-track with its mesmerising views over the tranquil Gulf of Mirabello, exclusive beaches and plenty of opportunities to explore.
Crete is a never-ending feast for the senses, a gift of culture and history with unforgettable hospitality. The allure of the region runs deep, and it is the place where mythology and modernity come together as one.