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Crete, Greece

Introduction

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Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and is rich in history and natural beauty. One of the most important ancient civilisations, the Minoan, developed on Crete and can be witnessed in Knossos, Phaistos, Maila and Zakros. Crete is also the mythological birthplace of Zeus.

Visitors love to explore this diverse land and discover it fertile valleys, gorges, mountains and beaches. The Venetian town of Chania, with its old harbour, is one of Cretes famous attractions. Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, is renown for its beauty and offers trekking enthusiasts an experience to remember. The beach resort town and charming fishing village of Agios Nikolaos is popular with visitors for its sophisticated restaurants, cafes and shops.

Crete Language

English is spoken by people in the tourism business. Many staff at hotels, shops, restaurants and museums will speak English.

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