"The REAL and IDEAL PaRaDiSe!" Top 5 Page for this destination Crete Island by Lilasel

Crete Island Travel Guide: 1,457 reviews and 3,872 photos

CRETE in a few words

* 8 000 years of history...
* birth-place of the first high-level civilization in Europe...
* land of Ikaros and Minos...
* home of El Greco, Kazantzakis and Venizelos...
* located between East, West and South...
* olive trees, orange groves, vineyards, early vegetable market gardens...
* famous palm forests (at Vai and Preveli) and its cedar forests (at Gavdos and Chryssi)...
* an island full of contrasts...
* the paradise for those who loves isolated beach...
* romantic Crete, with its sea, rocks and gleaming plateaus...
* Crete, scented with wild fennel and fresh basil...

CRETE has everything!

My advise to those who visit Crete - forget about spending a few days on there. You have at least a week to spend on Crete. It is simply too big and too mutli-dimensional to breeze in and out of for a couple days!

Please SAVE greek paradise!!!!!!!

My first trip to Crete was in august 2003. Full of emotions, surprises and heavenly beaches where we could be almost alone - that's how this island met me... In august 2006 I have visited Crete island one more time looking forward to find the same paradise... Just 3 years passed and I have discovered another Balos beach, Chryssi island, Falassarna beach... wild and clean just a few years ago, today it totally took by tourists and transformed into the dump of plastic bottles and bags.... Tears were close seeing all this.... PLEASE FIND JUST A BIT OF RESPECT! SAVE GREEK PARADISE!!!!!

  • Last visit to Crete Island: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 27, 2006
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Thank you for sharing your tips. Cheers, Ian

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    I loved Crete,spent two weeks here in the summer of 2008 i will certainley go back one day,great tips

  • VincentJJ's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2008 at 5:41 AM

    Nous sommes ici on a short holiday this summer! Thanks for the tips!

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    This is a wonderful place for a trip, and your page shows the beauty of it. The images are amazing and the tips very interesting. Best regards from Vienna! Gabriela

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    wonderful place !! and page for sure!

  • Feb 11, 2008 at 6:02 AM

    Probably Greek tourists, who take their gorgeous beaches for granted. Milos, with mostly Greek tourists, had rubbish piles on the beaches. My efforts to clean up Greece were seen as a joke. Greeks have to take responsibility for preserving Greece.

  • jelw's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2007 at 7:17 PM

    I'd forgotten how wonderful your tips are. I was just perusing my "trip Planner" and thought I'd revisit the tips.

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 1:55 PM

    Hi Lilasel, It was nice to see your photographs of Crete - we had a beautiful holiday there a couple of years ag. Sorry to see the 'Lost Paradise' shots though - it's a shame when people ruin perfection.

  • gubbi1's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2006 at 12:38 AM

    Hi! How did you like the FRESH ORANGEJUICE??? I really enjoyed it. Well, I kow i will have to build up my pages.... Currently I am in Canada, but it will come soon!!! ... I promise! Christian.

  • moonfroggy4's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 10:26 AM

    wow - so much great info here. i'm relying on your recommedations for planning out my fall itinerary...and i definitely like your travel style!


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