Mythology. Hippies. Taverns.
Crete' the largest island of Greece' is known for its diverse landscape. It ranges from the fine sandy beach in Elafonisi - Caribbean feeling guaranteed - to the White Mountains' the Ida Mountains. There you will also find the Idaean Grotto - according to Greek mythology the birthplace of Zeus. The renowned archaeological museum in the capital Heraklion with its Minoan artifacts and Knossos, a settlement from the Bronze Age, allows you to immerse yourself in another era.
For experienced hikers, the Samaria Gorge in the southwest is a must. At 17 kilometers long, it is one of the longest gorges in Europe and descends to the sea from an altitude of over 1200 meters. If you don't dare to do the hike, you can take the boat to Agia Roumeli and hike from there to the "Iron Gate", which is about four kilometers away.
In Mátala, a village on the south coast, there are extraordinary living caves to visit, which were dug in the soft porous rock of the bay in the Neolithic period. By the way, in the 1960's hippies from all over the world settled there and founded a large commune.
Numerous restaurants and taverns provide fresh fish' olives' goat cheese and typical Greek specialties such as giouvetsi' moussaka' gemista etc. for the well-being of guests and islanders. There is a lot to experience in Crete and Greek mythology seems to be omnipresent.
These flights are bookable at Helvetic Airways, Hotelplan Suisse, TUI Suisse or at the travel agency you trust.
2L = Helvetic Airways