The beauty of the land, the pride of its people, the quality of the cuisine
Crete is still relatively unknown to North Americans. It’s the most Southern point in Europe and it is the largest island of Greece. It covers over 8,330 square kilometers with a population estimated at 620,000 inhabitants. And, you can add about 2 million tourists who visit on annual basis.
Tourism and agriculture
Crete’s economy is based mostly on services, tourism and agriculture. It is one of the few islands that can support itself independently. Unemployment is about one-sixth of the country average and per capita income is higher than the Greek average. Viticulture and olive groves are predominant and important to the local economy.