Crete is Greece's largest island and known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mt. Ida, the tallest of the range, is home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artifacts, and Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement.
Open Water Swimming
- SwimTrek Crete Discovery is an 7-day swim vacation held on Crete in May, June, July, August, September and October that is one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims, organized by SwimTrek. Participants can discover the stunning coastlines and crystal clear waters of one of Europe’s southernmost destinations with an unforgettable swimming holiday on the idyllic Greek island of Crete. From dramatic coastal cliffs to isolated coves, bays and beaches, the island is full of spectacular locations to explore and enjoy.
- It was the location of the 2022 Oceanman World Final on 28-30 October 2022