Crete : a cross-road of ancient sea routes, a host of multifarious knowledge, a unique blend of diverse cultural forms on a canvas of exquisite natural beauty.
Crete : a special place, unique in Greece. Where people and nature weave a harmonious synthesis of the present with threads of a distant, and glorious past.
Lying as the island does, on the crossroads of the three ancient continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – it has inherited something from each.
From Europe, its cosmopolitan air, from Asia its reserved, traditional character, from Africa its palm trees and the hot breath of the south wind.
Crete : the land of “Xenios Zeus”, of legends and myths, of unpretentious hospitality.
For centuries now Cretans have been training in the art of hospitality, a ritual, in the form of a disciplined and mutual trust relationship with strangers.
Crete : where Europe was baptized.
Crete : the land of dreams.