Crete is island in the Mediterranean Sea and it is the largest Greek island. The main reason why people visit Crete is to have great summer vacation. With the beautiful beaches and the calm life, there are thousands of reasons why a person must visit this Greek island, and explore its beauty.
Crete abounds with the colorful villages and tourist destinations. The real beauty of this Mediterranean island is with the authenticity of the life on this island through this 6 cities.
Heraklion sometimes called, Heraclion or Iraklion, is the biggest capital city of Crete. Here you can find many traces of the ancient civilisations.
Vrondisi Fountain, Heraklion
This fountain is located just outside the Vrondisi Monastery and it represents Adam and Eve and the 4 rivers of Eden.
This is the top east city of Crete. Here there are many cultural and archeological areas, but this city is not visited by many tourists because it is away from the most important points of Crete.
Ierepetra means “Holy stone”. This city that has 23.000 people living in it, is in the southeast part of Crete. The nickname of this city is “The bride of the Libyan Sea”.
Agios Nikolaos is colorful marine city on the east coast of Crete. One part of Agios Nikolaos was built on the ruins of the old city of Kamara that dates from the Bronze Age.
Chania is former capital city of Crete. This city was inhabited constantly from neolite era. Many people say this is the most important city of Crete because of the wonderful promenades and unique harbors. Those things sometimes reminds of Venice.
Rethymno is the third biggest city in Crete, located between Chania and Heraklion. This city dates from ancient times and it was so powerful that had monetes for international stock.