There are many good -actually great- reasons for which to choose Crete for your next family getaway, no matter the season. Here’s a few: Fantastic weather with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. A remarkably beautiful as much as varied scenery, ranging from paradisiacal beaches to awe-inspiring mountains, gorges, and ravines. A delectable cuisine based on the wealth and goodness of the local produce, exemplifying the world-famous Mediterranean diet. Some of the world’s most important heritage monuments and sites, let’s not forget that Europe’s first advanced civilization, the Minoan, was born on Cretan soil. But also impeccable services, up to date infrastructures and that’s not to mention warm, friendly locals, who, like all Greeks, adore kids.
Why do you travel? To see the world and its marvels. To meet new people, sample their food, customs and culture. And, perhaps most importantly, to relax and unwind, as you go about it.
In view of our super busy, stressful lives, we all need -and deserve- a break from the pressures of everyday routine. A pure wonderland with all the holiday essentials –striking scenery, fascinating monuments, excellent climate, laid back aura and famed gastronomy- Crete is your best bet, if tension relief is what you’re craving for.
Do you love water? Would you like to swim in cerulean, crystal clear waters? Sunbathe in interminable beaches with fine golden sand? Go surfing, diving, parasailing or kitesurfing? Maybe you are more into the mountain kind of sports: How about cave-exploration, rock or mountain climbing, then? Perhaps you’d like to examine the remains of a civilization that laid the foundation of the world as we know it. Or explore medieval monasteries and cities resembling open air museums of Venetian and Ottoman architecture. Would you be interested in hiking in some of Europe’s most fascinating ravines and gorges? Walking in some seriously scenic routes? Embarking on a jeep safari; discovering the secrets of the planet’s healthiest diet; going on a wine-or olive oil- tasting tour; feasting in traditional panigiria; or attending open air concerts? Maybe even, just hanging out with the locals in a “kafeneio”, drinking raki and nibbling on black olives and matured gruyere?