Myth and story are written by people with wisdom and talent. Famous Cretans left behind their rare work, a brilliant resource for future generations. The painter, sculptor and architect Dominicos Theotokopoulos or El Greco of the Spanish Renaissance. Vichsenos Kornaros with the narrative poem "Erotokritos". Zorbas' of N. Kazantzakis and his inconceivable writing work became synonymous with the Greek soul. Politician Eleftherios Venizelos, "Greece of the 5 Seas and the 2 Continents", marked the country's recent history in the 20th century. The poet of the 1979 Nobel Literature, Odysseus Elytis with Axion Esti, keeps the human need for freedom and peace alive. And somewhere there, the other Great and beloved Mikis Theodorakis will give a voice to the poetry of poetry, with Axion Esti being sung all over the world and the music of the film "Alexis Zorbas" dancing as a dance brand name of the anonymous Greek . Follow the traces of Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Ierapetra, Sfakia, in large and small towns of the island, composing, with the sounds of the Cretan lyre and the escort of the Cretan mantinada, all the beauty and greatness of a of rare Cretan culture.
Anyone who comes to the island is enchanted by the lush landscape with rare endemic plants, rare varieties of vineyards, orange groves, scented olive oil, famous cheeses and, of course, its famous raki and tsikoudia. The hospitable inhabitants of the island will gladly offer you a raki cup, a 'dako' or a cool watermelon cut from their garden.
High on the northwest side of the island on Cape Gramvousa, forget that you are in the Mediterranean. The Caribbean is transported and presented before your eyes as you face the Balos lagoon. The heavenly landscape with countless pink sand beams is illuminated by the turquoise waters of a crystal clear sea.
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