Crete is the largest island of Greece located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. Its character is defined by a high mountain range which crosses from west to east. It is a beautiful place to visit with friends and family. Crete a perfect vacation spot with long stretches of sandy beaches, amazing coastline, crystal clear waters and traditional y villages. No wonder this island attracts many tourists. If you are looking for great clean beaches, relaxation, romantic time and quiet time then Crete is the place to visit.
The splendor of Crete is given by its ancient sites and the mythological load that each of them carries. One of these places is Knossos, home of the famous labyrinth, a site where a strange ancient atmosphere still persists. It often leads its visitors astray. Another one of the wonders of Crete, located in the northeastern part of the island, is the modern town of Elounda which lies on the shores of the Gulf of Korthos, also known as Elounda's Lagoon.
Many tourists are attracted to the fabulous hiking along the island of Crete and one of the most famous is Samaria Gorge. At 18 kilometers in length, it runs from Omalos Plateau to Agia Roumeli village and tourists will be able to see a wide variety of species that are unique to the area. For the tourist and native alike, gorges such as Samaria and Plyrinia afford one the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of Greece. Exploring Samaria Gorge, however, is not for the weak. To complete the hike, one will need a good seven hours. For those that want a shorter hike, the Plyrinia Gorge takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish.