20 Reasons Why You Should Choose To Visit Crete This Summer

Crete is more like a small country than another Greek island. It welcomes every visitor with the remnants of brilliant civilizations, breath-taking mountainscapes, fertile valleys, steep gorges and glorious beaches.

Exploring Chania with my sneakers on
Exploring Chania with my sneakers on

 

I had this opportunity to spend nearly a week in this small universe teeming with beauties and treasures and… I fell in love with it. Here are my 25 reasons why I found this Greek island one of the most unforgettable and precious:

1. Because the water is crystal clear.

Chania, Crete
A snapshot of Chania

 

2. Because the Greek salad is delicious.

Yummy Greek salad served in one of local restaurants in Chania
Yummy Greek salad served in one of local restaurants in Chania

 

3. Because you can get a tan. 

A beach in Rethymno
No complains here!

 

4. Because the ancient history is so interesting.

Palace of Knossos in Heraklion
Palace of Knossos in Heraklion

 

5. Because the beaches are not overcrowded.

Almost empty beach in Rethymno
Almost empty beach in Rethymno

 

6. Because it’s cheap.

Crete local bus recipe
The prices of local buses

 

7. Because locals will greet you in the street with a big smile.

The Greek man who volunteered to show me about Rethymno
The Greek man who volunteered to show me about Rethymno

 

8. Because you can sunburn exploring Fortezza of Rethymno. 

Fortezza of Rethymno.
Fortezza of Rethymno

 

9. Because you can cycle to the Mili Gorge. 

Cycling around the Mili Gorge
Cycling around the Mili Gorge

 

10. Because the local pastries are the best.

Freshly baked bread in Rethymno
Freshly baked bread in Rethymno

 

11. Because the fruits and veggies are always fresh.

Local fruit market in Rethymno
Local fruit market in Rethymno

 

12. Because the narrow streets are charming.

Narrow streets of Rethymno
Narrow streets of Rethymno

 

13. Because the view from the restaurants is gorgeous.

Restaurant located at Venetian Harbour in Rethymno
Restaurant located at Venetian Harbour in Rethymno

 

14. Because you can feel like in Venice.

Venetian Harbour in Rethymno
Venetian Harbour in Rethymno

 

15. Because you can bump into awesome travelers.

travelers are drinking in crete
A great night out with awesome people!

 

16. Because Greeks like vodka.

Drinking vodka shots in hostel
Drinking vodka shots in hostel

 

17. Because the ice coffee is just heaven.

Greek ice coffee
Greek ice coffee

 

18. Because the weather is always perfect.

Amazing weather in Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos, Heraklion

 

19. Because you can pray in a local church.

Local church in Chania
Local church in Chania

 

20. Because you can go sailing.

Boats in Rethymno
Boats in Rethymno

 

What would be your reason to make it to Crete this summer?

Exploring the Venetian Harbour in Rethymno
Exploring the Venetian Harbour in Rethymno

 

If not Crete, where would you go in Europe?

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