The largest and most diverse of all the Greek Islands, Crete is rich in archaeological treasures, modern history and natural beauty.
The capital, Heraklion, is the commercial centre and home to the famous museum and should be regarded as a good base for sightseeing. The real beauty of Crete can be seen on optional tours to the archaeological sites of Knossos, Phaestos and Gortys, the quaint old Venetian towns of Rethymnon and Chania, the natural beauty of the Samaria Gorge, the picturesque Aghios Nikolaos and the windmills of the Lasithi Plateau.
Hire a car and explore the mountain villages or find your own private cove or beach – whatever you decide, a minimum of four nights is recommended.
Orton International has helped many travellers trace the footsteps of the Kiwi soldiers during the Battle of Crete – let us help you on this emotional journey.