WELCOME TO CRETE
Do you enjoy walking?
What about climbing?
my name is Manolis Mavrakis and I would like to welcome you to CRETE, a place where you can do all of the above.
The magic starts when you set foot on CRETE, Greece's largest and southern most island.
CRETE, a wonderful and dramatic island where you find a combination of wild landscape, endless mountains, deep blue sea, hills covered with olive trees (some 30 million, many of them over 2000 years old), small historic villages and towns. An island where the European civilization began some 8000 years ago (around 5000BC the first agriculture appeared) and where the MINOAN civilization existed some 4000+ years ago.
Any discussion of Crete, without mentioning its people will be incomplete. They, with their cultural wealth and traditions, together with the Cretan landscape, will create eternal memories. Friendly to visitors and very hospitable always willing to share. Cretan hospitality "philoxenia" which means "friends of strangers" is legendary!
Area: 8300 sq km
Width: (max) 60km
Best months for walking:
April 15th - end of June
September 1st - end of October