Greece’s Largest Island Is Packed With Ancient History, Gorgeous Resorts, and a Stunning Pink-sand Beach

April 23, 2024

Crete, Greece’s largest island, clocks in at more than 3,000 square miles and offers plenty of ancient history, incredible food, and natural beauty to explore. But you don’t have to take my word for just how special Crete is. “I often describe Crete as a compact, island version of California. We have surfing and backcountry skiing in winter. In summer, we have canyon hiking, mountaineering, and, my personal favorite, hidden beaches only accessible by boat. And the shoulder seasons are — chef’s kiss — perfection,” Anastasia Sotiropulos, a tour guide based in Chania, Crete, shared. “The real treasure of Crete, though, are the people. The farmers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, artists, restaurateurs, winemakers, musicians, and homemakers create unique experiences for those lucky enough to visit this incredible island.”

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