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Vacation Rentals,Hotels, Homes, in Chania, Rethimnon, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Ierapetra, South - North, Crete


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"Great Island" is the name by which the Greeks have long known Crete, and despite all the other islands of the world that have grabbed the headlines in recent times, Crete continues to deserve this epithet. Crete is in fact one of the world’s premier destinations and that is because Crete is something more that an island: It is a world unto itself. Both its natural history and its human history have produced a distinctive land that has drawing millions of visitors over the years. The spectacular mountain passes and panoramas that stand tall above the summery coastal cities and the beach resorts that rank amongst the best in the world are only some of the unexpected treats that await the visitor to Crete.

Crete History:

Human beings first settled on Crete by about 6500 BC but there seems to have been a new wave of people who arrived about 2600 BC and who would create the culture known as Minoan. Distinguished at first by its ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, tools, and tombs, this Minoan culture by 2000 BC was building ambitious structures; the four main palace complexes are today known as Knossos, Phaestos, Mallia, and Zakros. The Minoans thrived on trade, not conquest; they appear to have maintained a relatively sophisticated society in terms of the role of females; they developed a system of recording their language; and their highly active religious and ritual life seems to have involved youths leaping over the horns of bulls. A visit to the ancient site of Knossos will evoke memories of tales from Greek mythology focused on King Minoas, the Labyrinth, the Minotaur’s lair, and the glory of Theseus, who according to the myth killed the Minotaur.

Crete Highlights:

High Cultural Value
Highly Authentic & Intimate
Extraordinary Cuisine
High Archaeological value
High Natural Beauty

Chania may be the best preserved old town in Crete, a magical and romantic maze full of Venetian and Turkish neighborhoods, countless houses with surprising architectural details, Venetian shipyards, old Turkish baths and the trademark Chania harbor lighthouse.
Chania Highlights:

High Cultural Value
Highly Authentic

Rethymnon , competing with Chania for claiming the unofficial title of the most picturesque major Cretan town, has kept a Venetian atmosphere in its old quarters that will certainly enchant you. The special appeal of Rethymnon is its amalgamation of different cultures culminating in a mix of authentic Cretan and new tourist hangouts.

Rethymno Highlights:

High Cultural Value
Highly Authentic & Intimate
Excellent Cuisine

Elounda is home to some of the finest and most glamorous resorts of the Mediterranean. Whether you are enjoying an afternoon by your shared or private pool, swimming at the private resort beaches, experiencing a fabulous spa treatment or tasting the wonderful cuisine of the resort’s multiple restaurants, the unforgettable feeling that comes from gazing over the endless blue of the Aegean will remain for long in your hearts.

Elounda Highlights:

Excellent Beaches
Excellent Luxury Resorts
Excellent Cuisine

Find here: Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Homes - in Chania, Rethimnon, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Ierapetra, South and North, Crete

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