Crete, all the secrets of a Mediterranean pearl

creta Gramvousa
Gramvousa

Rocky and bare, fascinating, barrel and wild in many of its parts. Crete is the largest of Aegean islands and one among the most remote places in the Mediterranean. Narrow and elongated, Crete is surrounded, from West to East and for 250 km, by many uninhabited islets (only Gavdhos is inhabited) while the hinterland houses majestic mountains stretching along a ridge parallel to the coastal one, with heights of up to 2,000 meters. We’re talking of a real mosaic of ancient and heterogeneous landscapes. And even if the modern feature of Crete is of a seaside destination with a rich series of not-to-be-missed bays and beaches to explore by boat, it’s important to remember that, from a historical point of view, Crete is a treasure to discover still today. Throughout the island, there are many archaeological sites that, even when dating back to recent times, are always highly fascinating.

Baia di Kali Limenes a Creta
Kali Limenes little cove

To explore Crete by sea means to admire breath-taking rocky promontories that overlook the Mediterranean, just opposite the African coasts, along the southern coastline of the island. Alternatively, yachtsmen can visit the westernmost part of the northern coastline of Crete. Surrounded by a large bay which it is named after, the village of Kissamos is the closest one to the deserted coasts of Gramvousa, one among the most beautiful natural places of the island. Here, you can visit a fortress built by Venetians. There are many others like the one housed in the small islet of Spinalonga.

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