Crete, also known as the Big Island, is located between Europe and Africa. It is the largest island of Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant of the cultural heritage of Greece. It spans 260 km from east to west, is 60 km at its widest point, and narrows to as little as 12 km. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization, the earliest civilization in Europe. Today it is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Heraklion is the largest city of the island, wish is also the capital of Crete. The airport and the port are located next to the city, which receives ships from Athens and the other Greek islands. The beauty of Crete is consists of not only the beaches with golden sand and the breathtaking view of the mountains, but its cultural value is also unique. Every tourist should take a tour to the hidden little Greek villages, where you can get a glance into the locals’ lives. You can’t leave Heraklion without visiting the famous labyrinth of King Minos and the Palace of Knossos. But still on the north side of the island, you can see the Samaria Gorge, which is the longest natural gorge in Europe. It will be one of the most excitment days of your holiday in Crete, but do not forget about hiking shoes, because there is no highway near the place. You can also visit cities such as Agios Nikolaos, Chania, Rethimnom or Vai. The ship traffic is content between Crete and the other Greek island; you can easily find a local travel agency with voyages to Rhodes, Corfu or Santorini. You should plan what you want to see during your vacation, because the beauty of the island is so fascinating, that you maybe forget about everything else. Almost every city is full of shops, where you can easily find something unique for present, but do not forget to try some Greek traditional food either. Even if you spend only a few days here, you can be part of something magical, which you will never forget.