If you could only visit one island in Greece, Crete would be the obvious choice. Heck, if you could only visit one island in the world, Crete would have to be at the top of the list.
Crete is a selfish island. It is a compulsive hoarder of stunning beaches, tucking them away in every remote corner. And seriously, how many quaint little villages does one island need? Can’t Crete share a few with other less-fortunate islands?
Crete is also incredibly diverse. There are few places on earth where you can lounge on a white sand beach one day and then hike in the White Mountains the next, so named because the 8000 ft. tall peaks are covered in snow in the winter.
Crete really does have it all. Even huge history nerds will be happy here visiting the 4000-year-old Minoan ruins at Knossos. Knossos bored me to absolute tears and that is saying something because I love ruins. You can probably skip that one and head straight to the villages, mountains and beaches. You can thank me later for that.
As promised by the headline, this is a photo post.
Crete Photo Gallery
What are your favorite islands?