Called the "cradle of European civilization," the island of Crete was home to the ancient Minoans, the first known human civilization in Europe. While a lot about Crete has changed since then, just as much hasn't. It is still universally recognized as one of the most staggeringly beautiful islands on Earth, which has helped it ascend to the ranks of one of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet.
Luxury hotels abound in this playground of the wealthy and powerful. Given its status as the largest island in Greece, there are no shortage of attractions for the visitor to indulge in. Sites preserving the wonders of bygone millennia rest alongside the jagged peaks and rolling plains of the island's interior. Of course, many visitors are perfectly happy just to lounge by the warm sands and sparkling waters.
Luxury Crete Hotels That Put You Near the Action
Living in the lap of luxury is easy in Crete. Its hotels are conveniently situated in the midst of all there is to see and do; you'll never be far from a cozy cafe, lively club or the cities' cultural attractions. For travelers visiting during the mild winter months, excellent discounts can be had on luxury hotels.
Blessed with an incomparable mix of history and wonder, Crete enjoys lengthy summers with nary a cloud to be seen. Bask in its astonishing natural beauty, soak up the sunshine on the beach, and live like a true Greek. With coastlines both rugged and gentle, terrain both forgiving and challenging and plenty of ways to relax or stay active, Crete has everything a vacationer could want.
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