"The REAL and IDEAL PaRaDiSe!" Top 5 Page for this destination Crete Island by Lilasel
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* 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...
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!
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!!!!!
You can take a leisurely walk in the vivid center of the town, along the coast, in the small municipal park near the... more travel advice
Kommos is the ancient port of Phaistos and one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Crete. It is a magnificent... more travel advice
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