Crete is the largest Greek island at km long by 60 kms wide x 37 miles and arguably the most interesting, though nearby Santorini is also in the running. But if the visit also involves beach time then Crete is a winner there too as it has malia longest beach season of all the Greek islands, due to its extreme south Mediterranean latitude.
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The remains of the once magnificent Palace beach Knossos, North Malia. Crete also spelt Krete has been ruled loads of photos pics many and varied civilisations, including the sophisticated Minoans 2,BC photos were terminally beach by the eruption and tidal wave of nearby Thira Santorinithe even more sophisticated Romans who Veni, Vidi, Vici in 69 BC, the Byzantine Empire nude control in AD, the Venetians inthe Ottomans in and finally the Germans briefly nude And those are just a few of the occupying powers!
The island of Crete is photos humming with a colourful stories, and then consider the mythology — Crete malia the birthplace of the number one Greek god Zeus, home to the Sirens, Muses, Icarus and the Minotaur, visited by Athena, Hercules and Theseus. Arkadia monastery in Venetian baroque style, also known as Moni Beach.
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Photo by Gerard Janot. Got the culture out of the way? How about a little walk? Most travellers, however, are primarily in Crete for the beaches — with a touch of culture, perhaps to keep their intellects functioning while they bake in the sun and pickle their nude in Ouzo.
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Elounda and Matala are typical of many of these superb beaches — soft sand, clear water and rather too many neighbours. Samaria and Zakros Gorges, windmill scattered Lasithi Plateau exploration of little old Greek villages fast disappearingroaming the ruins of the Minoan civilisation esp. Knossosor slumping on hot beaches with a cold drink. The island is lined with hundreds of beaches, from popular tourist destinations in the east, such as Elounda and Sitia, to the less well-known in the west: