Crete, the largest island in Greece

Crete is the largest island in Greece featuring beautiful beaches, historical treasures, and gorgeous landscapes containing lively cities and villages. The island is full of wonderful cuisine and welcoming residents. To put it lightly, it is food, island beauty, and liveliness all at once.  

The largest island in Greece has something for everyone. From the sunny beaches in the north to the hilly canyons along the cliff-like southern coast. In between, picturesque villages and hill-like landscapes are a common sight. For those who are a little bit lazy and want to quickly enjoy the island life, we recommend looking up websites where you can sign up for tours, hikes, and foodie adventures online. In other words, you do not need to put in a lot of effort to have fun on Crete - what more can you ask for during your sunny and adventurous island vacation?

If you’re a foodie in search of tasty island food, you’ve certainly come to the right place. The largest island in Greece also goes big on locally produced food. That’s right, on Crete, local food is a way of life. You will find that local eateries produce their own meat and cheese. Many local restaurants go all in with both wild caught seafood, and locally produced wine and cold-pressed olive oil too. Let’s not forget the delicious Raki for those in need of a unique-flavored anise liquor that goes well food, friends and laughter.  

The inhabitants of Crete embrace their fantastic island culture and customs, and tradition remain a dynamic part of the island’s personality. For instance, on the streets in several towns and cities along the island you will run into musicians jamming, or wedding celebrants weaving their time-honored traditional dances. Another common sighting on the largest island in Greece are the many festivals which at heart, really is what Crete is all about and what makes each visit to Crete so special.

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