Crete, the largest and most southerly of the Greek islands and is one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean. It has a mild climate, and boasts a long summer with about 300 days of sunshine per year, yet keeps the changes of the seasons.
Along with its exquisite beaches and mountains Crete has an enviable infrastructure. The island has four airports, eight hospitals of very high standards, and all in distances no greater that an hour from any location on the island. This causes Crete to be one of the finest locations for home buyers and investors in Greece.
Crete, the land of Myth and legend, home of the Minotaur, birthplace of Zeus. The island set in the “wine dark sea”. The Cretan people still keep their traditions alive in the modern world.
From the snow capped mountains, through the green olive groves to the rocky gorges down to its sparkling seas, Crete offers something for everyone and a warm welcome to all who visit or make their home here.
Crete is famous for its fragrant Olive groves and deliciously pure olive oil, widely thought to be the best in the Mediterranean, if not the entire globe.
All summer long the olives bask in the sunshine ready to be picked at the end of October. Once picked the olives are taken to local olive presses and factories where the pure Olive Oil is harvested from the raw olives, from there it finds it’s way into the local shops and supermarkets for you to enjoy on everything from Salads to “Dakos” ( Twice baked bread softened with chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, oil and Oregano).
The Cretan Diet is one of the healthiest in the world, rich in fresh fruit and vegetables all year round.
You may well end up loving Cretan dishes containing ingredients that you would never have thought you would enjoy, such as Aubergines, Pomegranates and Water Melon, not to mention the delicious Feta, Anthotiros, Myzithra and Graviera cheeses.
Fresh meat is also in plentiful supply on the island, consisting of Beef, Lamb, Pork and Goat. You will easily be able to make some of the favourite dishes you may have sampled while on holiday in Crete, for example lamb Kleftiko, pork or beef Stifado and many other uniquely Cretan recipes.
Finally with Crete being an island you would expect healthy sea food to be in abundance and you would be right. All manner of fish is available straight from the seas surrounding Crete, including Octopus, Squid and the more usual fish such as Red Snapper and Swordfish.
Come to Crete for a happier, healthier lifestyle.