Crete Travel Guide
Hora Sfakion, Crete © Tango7174
Crete has many wonderful tourist facilities. That said, travellers tend to visit for the remains of ancient Minoan culture, which flourished on the island thousands of years before Christ.
Sadly, tourist resorts and massive hotels have perhaps overwhelmed some parts of Crete. Fortunately, locals and visitors can still find endless beaches, quaint villages, remote mountains, caves and gorges to explore.
Famed Minoan archaeological sites, particularly the palaces of Knossos and Phaistos, are vast. Indeed, they can take a great deal of time to fully navigate and appreciate. They're worth the effort. Also, given that Crete has experienced thousands of years of habitation, many interesting sites are not related to the Minoan era. Visitors will encounter signs of Roman, Venetian and Turkish rule.