"I-Kriti (Crete), oldest culture in Europe" Crete Island by Pavlik_NL

Crete Island Travel Guide: 1,462 reviews and 3,873 photos

Brown mountains, blue sea, white villages

Long time ago there was a great culture building on the big island of Crete. Knossos, surrounded by myths and the most famous and sad one is that of Daedalus and Icarus. And suddenly the island's growth was over. Obviously a huge eruption (Atlantis?) made the earth tremble and destroyed much that was build up. A tidal wave gave the finishing touch and the Minoian culture faded away to be taken over by the later Greek culture on the mainland.
But the island holds so much more natural splendour. When you go here, discover the island with a rental scooter. This is the perfect way to get around and thus you can also visit the more - of the beaten track - places and meet the real Kretenzer. The Lassiti-plateau with it's windmills and the magnificent coastline. One must is the Samaria-precipus (how the hell do you write this word). A fierce walk, but definately worth to do.

  • Last visit to Crete Island: Sep 1993
  • Intro Updated Dec 31, 2002
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    What an interesting page ;-)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2007 at 4:00 AM

    Enjoyed my winter's remenisce. Thanks.....

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2006 at 12:13 PM

    Thanx, Paul, well done, as usual. THINK POS(ITIVE)! Avi

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2005 at 12:57 PM

    Great photos and very good tips about Crete. You really give the reader the sense of what it must be like to visit. Very enjoyable. Thanks!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2004 at 11:41 AM

    Sounds to be a lovely holiday destination! Great tips Paul!

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 7:52 AM

    Off to Crete soon! Thanks for the tips and also your comment on my homepage!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2004 at 1:30 PM

    Wonderful page! Good history and very helpfull information. Beautiful photos, would love to go here some day. :o)

  • Irine_29's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2003 at 11:46 PM

    u seem to have loved the island. I have not been there yet, soon I hope :-)

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2003 at 1:22 PM

    I fell in love with Crete! A renatl car is a must! It is more important than the nightlife in my opinion, just to explore the "off the beaten path" spots!

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