The best way to experience Crete is to walk beyond the places that can be reached by car. Climb to the highest peaks to enjoy the mystery of the Minoan sanctuaries and the unparalleled views, cross any of the breathtaking gorges adorned by rare endemic plants that grow in the crevices of the rocks or walk along the southern coast paths in spots of absolute remoteness and wilderness.

Crete is one of those places you keep returning to because it has everything: from gorgeous beaches and warm water for swimming, to some of Greece’s most spectacular walking and hiking trails.