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Crete the largest island, marking the edge of Europe,
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is the birth place of Zeus,
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the land of endless history in every era,
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of a remarkable landscape
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of mythical cities
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different to any
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other you've seen.
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An island with it's very own gorge
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fortresses
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A land that needs a lifetime
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to appreciate.

CRETE

Crete is the land of Daidalos and Ikaros, of Minoan vases and famous frescoes; the home of El Greco and Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek.

This island, the largest in Greece, separates the Aegean from the Libyan Sea, marks the boundary between Europe and Africa. It measures over two hundred and fifty kilometers from east to west. Majestic mountains rise in its center while there are exciting contrasts between mountains, steep gorges and miles of coastline.

Its villages smothered in greenery while old ports have turned into developed beaches and idyllic fishing ports. Old stone farmhouses, monasteries and villages perched on mountain ridges, castles and chapels forgotten on steep slopes. It is not accidental that the ancient Greeks believed Crete to be the birthplace of Zeus.

Crete with its clear, warm sea, boundless beaches lined with tamarisks, splendid plateaus and mild starry nights has more to offer than its past, its gorges, unscaled peaks and climate. Today it continues to live fully and to develop, its cities particularly changing in appearance from one day to the next, in contrast to the many unchanging villages where life goes on in the same rhythm as it has for centuries.

Some of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Europe, equipped with superb conference facilities, are located on the island which justify Crete being known as one of the most developed resorts suitable for all kinds of events.

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