Crete


About Crete

Crete is the land of myths and legends from the metal age, 1000 kilometers long diverse coastline, scalloped mountain pikes and breath taking mountain passes. You can easily find interesting programs during one or two weeks long holiday as well on the island. If you would spend only some days here, discover Heraklion and its surroundings properly!

Crete is the largest Greek island and the Mediterranean Sea's fifth biggest island. Its capital city is Heraklion.

Attractions

Transportation

Bus

Bus transportation satisfies most needs on the island. Numerous lines depart from Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, and Agios Nikolaos, running usually between 6 AM and 11 PM. The majority of lines go on the northern coast in order to serve most resorts.

Taxi

The biggest taxi stands in Heraklion are located around the bus station and the Morosini fountain.

Useful tips

28 kilometers from Heraklion, in a village, called Fodele a 16th-century painter was born, who was later called as El Greco. In his birthplace, a museum was established.

If you travel with children, Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos can be an exciting programme. The aquarium located in Gournes displays the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean Sea in 32 enormous containers, including shark, octopus, seahorse, and other fish.

Dakos is something which can be considered as the foundation stone of cuisine in Crete. It's a simple but savory and hearty dish: a slice of bread sprinkled with olive oil and tomato sauce, topped with fresh cheese, herbs, and some olives.

Good to Know

Language
Greek

Currency
EUR

Time Zone
Eastern European Time (EET)

Country Code
+30

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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