Quick Answer: What makes Crete unique?

What makes Crete special?

Enter Crete, one of Greece’s most underrated and incredible islands. Easily accessible and simply stunning, Crete is actually the largest of the Greek Islands. Its size ensures it offers so much to visitors — stunning sunsets, incredible wine, traditional Greek fare, beautiful beaches, ruins and hiking spots.

What is the island of Crete known for?

Crete is an island in the eastern Mediterranean which during the Bronze Age produced the influential Minoan civilization with its distinctive architecture and art.

What is a person from Crete called?

Yes, it’s CRETAN. In Greek we call them κρητικός (critikos) which sounds exactly like κριτικός (critikos), ergo, the one who offers a critical opinion, not necessarily a criticism.

Which is better Crete or Santorini?

Crete has more small traditional (non-touristy) villages. Santorini is more romantic and better suited to a honeymoon. Santorini has better and more unique luxury hotels. Both Santorini and Crete have a longer tourism season than most Greek islands.

Is Crete or Athens better?

The latter prefers vacation resorts with hotels by the lapping Mediterranean Sea, and boasts quaint villages and towns filled with tourist souvenir shops and tourist-orientated tavernas. To put it another way: Crete is for classic R&R holidays, while Athens is for culture trips and shopping.

Is Crete good for history?

As well as having some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Crete is one of the most important island destinations for history geeks everywhere thanks to its blockbuster Minoan site, the Palace of Knossos.

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Is Crete a party island?

Crete Nightlife Greece. When it comes to Crete’s nightlife scene, there really is something for everyone. The island has earned a reputation as one of Greece’s best party islands, and lively resorts like Malia and Stalis are firm favourites among ravers who want to dance until dawn.