Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the
Mediterranean Sea. Tourist attractions in Crete include archaeological sites at , Phaistos, Gortys and many other places, the Venetian castle in Rethymno, the Samaria Gorge and many other minor gorges. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization, the oldest civilization in Knossos Europe, and holds a long and very interesting history. I spent last Friday in Crete but didn't have time for history. On the other hand, I saw beautiful hotels and amazing landscapes and understood why Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Places like Hersonissos and Agios Nikolaos are now part of my wish-to-come-back list and I hope to do it as soon as possible!