Information about Crete

General Information

In the southernmost part of Greece, the island of Crete lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is a blessed land that for thousands of years has been the cultural and commercial crossroads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa.

In the birthplace of Zeus, bloomed the glorious Minoan civilization and lived great personalities of culture such as the great painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos, (called "El Greco") and Nikos Kazantzakis the author known for his Zorba the Greek.

Crete is a spirited and enchanting place with a wonderful climate. Ravishing scenery, picturesque harbours, ancient Minoan palaces and Byzantine churches are but a few of Crete's pleasures. Add to that the friendliness of the Cretan people and one has the setting for a memorable conference destination. Crete demands to be explored by car or by jeep and there are several interesting excursions that may be organized. Heraklion, the capital of the island with its world class Archaelogical Museum and the Palace of Knossos dating back to 1500BC, the town of Rethymno with its Venetian Fortress and the old Turkish quarter with mosques and minarets, the town of Chania, a typical Venetian town with a small secluded harbour with picturesque houses and cafes and last but not least, the port of Aghios Nikolaos and the village of Elounda around the Bay of Mirabello are all visiting points. Trekking through the Samaria Gorge, mountain biking on the Lassithi Plateau with its countless windmills, listening to traditional Cretan music played by the lyra during one of the Cretan nights and shopping for handicrafts and local wines can be a part of interesting activities.

 

 

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Hotels

Conference Center and Hotel page
http://www.cretehotel.gr/
http://www.cretehotels.com/

General - About Crete

http://www.tournet.gr
Multilintual Guide to Crete - Tourist Guide - Search Possibilities in English

Geography, Mythology, History, Culture, Flora and Fauna, Areas of interest & sites through high resolution digital maps, facilities, detailed depthmaps, and other usefull information about the harbours & anchorages , Search, examine, contact, make on-line transactions with all kinds of tourism related SMEs, Words & phrases for the varius needs of the foreign traveler of Crete, Presentation of all kind of events organized in Crete throughout the year

http://www.interkriti.gr
Many pages dedicated to the places, the history, the customs, the facilities, the treasures, the people and its marvelous friends from all over the world.

http://www.travel-greece.com/crete/crete.html
Hotels / rooms-apartments / restaurants / rent-a-car / entertainment / camping / jewelries / yachting-diving, etc / shopping etc.

http://www.greek-islands.net/crete.html
Portal website on the Greek island of Crete. General Information, Cities, Maps, History etc.

http://www.interkriti.org/
General Information, Places, Cities, Maps, Sights, History - Culture, Outdoor activities, Tourism, Resorts, etc.

http://www.vacation.net.gr/p/crete.html
The History of Crete, Recommend places to visit, Monasteries, Archaeological sites

Trekking

http://www.trekking.gr/region.php3?region=KR&lang=en

Crete Maps

http://www.ellada.net/creta-maps/

Cities

http://www.dilos.com/region/crete/iraklio.html Iraklion
http://www.forthnet.gr/internetcity/agnikola/home.htm Aghios Nikolaos
http://www.travelinfo.gr/rethimno/ Rethimno
http://www.chania.gr/DhmosHome.jdp?lang=en Chania
http://www.forthnet.gr/internetcity/ierapetra/home.htm Ierapetra
http://www.forthnet.gr/internetcity/sitia/ Sitia
http://www.forthnet.gr/internetcity/elounda/ Elounda

Business

http://www.ebeh.gr/engl.htm Iraklion Chamber of Industry and trade

Weather Forecast

http://www.noa.gr/~telefleu/bolam/index.htm
http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/html/IraklionGreece.html

Sailing Weather Forecast

http://www.noa.gr/~telefleu/bolam/index.htm

Science and Technology

http://www.uch.gr/ University of Crete
http://www.tuc.gr/english/index.html Technical University of Crete
http://www.forth.gr/ Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Museums

http://www.culture.gr/4/42/421/42103/42103b/e42103b1.html Historical Museum of Crete
http://culture.gr/2/21/211/21123m/e211wm01.html Archaeological Museum of Herakleion
http://www.culture.gr/4/42/421/42107/42107b/e42107b1.html Nikos Kazantzakis Museum
http://www.culture.gr/4/42/421/42104/42104d/g42104d1.html Nautical Museum of Crete

Cultural Map and Web Links in the 4 Prefectures of Crete

(click on the map on the island of Crete)

Many sites with detailed information on Archaeological Sites, Recent (after 1830) Monuments, Museums, Collections, Galleries Byzantine Monuments & Sites

http://www.culture.gr/2/21/iv-maps/index.html

Minoan Crete

http://www.uk.digiserve.com/mentor/minoan/

Mountain Climbing

http://rethymnon.com/Clients/mountain/gallery.html