Crete: white sand beaches and ancient Greek legends for tourists

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Once here was the center of the world’s oldest Minoan civilization, which flourished from about 2600 to 1400 BC. e.

In the X century BC. e. Dorians arrived in Crete, bringing with them the technology of iron smelting for the production of building equipment and decorative items. The island also experienced periods of Byzantine, Arab and Ottoman rule. Now Crete is one of the most popular world resorts, where travelers from all over the world have a rest. In addition to the developed infrastructure, they are also attracted by the diverse culture of the Greek island, on which representatives of different civilizations have left their mark.

Here, as in the rest of Greece, there is everything from noisy parties and loud music shows to mysterious caves and ancient monasteries. It is worth laying at least a week to get to know the island.