Crete is the largest and most densely populated islands belonging to Greece, and the fifth largest island in the whole of the Mediterranean. As such, it is the most popular tourist destination in Greece, attracting a staggering quarter of tourists to Greece from all over the world. The Island of Crete is typically Greek, and celebration of long-abandoned civilizations and heroic god-worship is still evident in all areas of the island.
Crete has a coastline of the most breathtaking beaches, one of the most notable being Falassarna Bay which has previously been voted one of the best beaches in Europe. Falassarna boasts powdery white sands and crystal clear tropical looking waters and consists of 5 consecutive beaches, the middle one of these being the most popular.
Although there are many diverse places to eat in Crete, the most popular is still the quintessentially Greek Taverna where lamb is always the main dish of the day.