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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Conference Center and Hotel page

General - About Crete
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
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.
Hotels / rooms-apartments / restaurants / rent-a-car / entertainment / camping / jewelries / yachting-diving, etc / shopping etc.
Portal website on the Greek island of Crete. General Information, Cities, Maps, History etc.
General Information, Places, Cities, Maps, Sights, History - Culture, Outdoor activities, Tourism, Resorts, etc.
The History of Crete, Recommend places to visit, Monasteries, Archaeological sites


Crete Maps

Cities Iraklion Aghios Nikolaos Rethimno Chania Ierapetra Sitia Elounda

Business Iraklion Chamber of Industry and trade

Weather Forecast

Sailing Weather Forecast

Science and Technology University of Crete Technical University of Crete Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Museums Historical Museum of Crete Archaeological Museum of Herakleion Nikos Kazantzakis Museum 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

Minoan Crete

Mountain Climbing