Created by: David Powell, 09 October 2015
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands lying in the South East Mediterranean and is the legendary birthplace of the Greek God Zeus. For a relaxing holiday, with the option to explore Crete’s fascinating history, a 5 star luxury stay at Aldemar Resorts’ Knossos Royal, and the adjacent award winning Royal Mare Thalasso and Spa Centre, ticks all the right boxes...
The history of Crete stretches back thousands of years. It was home to Europe’s first civilisation, the Minoans, from around 3000 years B.C. to 1100 years B.C., during which time they built extravagant palaces. The remains of these buildings are now major tourist attractions with the Palace of Knossos being Crete’s biggest crowd puller. Other highlights on a holiday to Crete include the newly refurbished Heraklion Museum, the Gorge of Samaria, a natural wonder that is a must for nature lovers and walkers, and for beach lovers there’s the famous Vai beach with palm trees, the uncrowded Xerokambos beach or the Matala beach with its artificial caves.