Summer vacation for me means greek islands. Every summer since I finished school, I schedule to visit a greek island and honestly, I couldn't travel to anywhere else but Greece for summer vacation. Greek islands are a very popular summer destination and although I am from Cyprus and I live almost next to the beach, I always get excited to discover new places and lovely beaches I've never seen before.
Crete is the largest greek island and the fifth largest of the Mediterranean sea. I've been there two times already with my family and this trip was my third. I love this island so much and I would love to visit again. The beauties of the island, the history, the food, the friendly people that greet and talk to you and welcome you with their traditional goodies, the small traditional villages that you discover by accident as you drive are some of the things that I love about Crete.
And if we talk history, Crete is the place where Zeus grew up and lived and there are several myths surrounding this island. I always loved the greek mythology and the stories behind the twelve gods and when I was little, these were the only books I wanted to read. So Crete amazes me every time I visit due to the history/mythology and it's so wonderful to be at the place that all these stories were supposed to happened.
View from our balcony
Visiting the Palace of Knossos
Fresh fruits everywhere. Look at these colours!
The cutest little handmade plates
If you haven't eaten 'gyros' before, you are missing out. Gyros, tzatziki and french fries all wrapped in a crispy greek pitta bread. Omg these are so delicious!
Fresh fruits straight to our plate with ice-cream and 'kataifi' (traditional sweet)
The traditional drink of Crete is raki
and they drink it in shots
The most beautiful sunset
Relaxing at the beach drinking delicious cocktails
Hope you enjoyed this post of my vacation to Crete. Crete is an amazing island and totally worth visiting!