Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. The island offers splendid remnants of brilliant civilizations, beautiful beaches, impressive mountains, fertile valleys and steep gorges. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece but despite the tourist development in some places, Crete Greece keeps intact its unique character. Its long history has left evident marks on the greek island: Minoan palaces, Venetian towns, Medieval Castles, Ottoman mosques and Byzantine monasteries constitute the most important sightseeing. Apart from Crete’s best known attractions it is worth to explore Plakia, Preveli, Moni Arkadi, Matala, Roustika, Moundros, Festos, Sfakion.