Phaistos, the jewel of Minoan Crete

Phaistos was the second most important centre of Minoan civilization (after Knossos), and the wealthiest and most powerful city in southern Crete during the Bronze Age (3rd-2nd millennium B.C.) The palace was destroyed in the 15th century B.C., but the city continued to be inhabited in the Mycenaean and Geometric periods until the 8th century […]

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Knossos, a historical site you should not miss in Crete

If you travel this summer to Crete and you are a fan of history, you should definitely visit the archaeological site of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age site on the island and the oldest city of Europe. In this place, you will admire several significant sites from the Minoan Times and explore the civilisation that […]

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What to do in Matala, the hippies’ resort in Crete

Matala is a small seaside town in the southern side of Crete, overlooking the Libyan Sea. It is a place that combines relaxing holidays with top historical sites, a legendary place that offers you a travel back in time. With great touristic facilities, exotic beaches and small coves, Matala is a resort for those seeking […]

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Why to visit Hersonissos, the most developed resort in Crete

Hersonissos is located in a close distance to the capital of Crete, Heraklion. It is the largest tourist resort on the island, ideal for those loving fun, touristic facilities and long exotic beaches with beach bars, water-sports facilities and thousands of young people. Don’t visit Hersonissos if you prefer calm and quiet vacation away from the […]

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The best activities you can do in Crete

Crete has not only top touristic amenities, but also spectacular nature with great variety, which allows you to do various activities during your summer vacation. Hiking and climbing on gorges and mountains or doing water sports and scuba diving on the exotic beaches are only some of the best activities on the island. If you […]

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Rent a car in Crete: 7 useful information about driving on the island

Crete is a large island, and thus we highly recommend you to rent a car if you want to discover many areas, hidden beaches and remote authentic villages. Greece is a European country, and it follows the European rules regarding driving. We gathered here the most useful information about driving and renting a car in […]

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