Crete’s history dates back to the Minoan civilization (3600 BC) and is recorded as the earliest in Europe. Greek mythology runs deep and many ancient settlements account for principles known today in Western civilization, namely the Code of Laws scripted into a stone wall at the ancient city of Gortyn. While Crete has been under foreign rule from the Roman Empire to the early 1900’s, it has a deeply rooted culture of pride, which is showcased in its music, literature, dancing, and traditional healthy cuisine.
“Crete’s mystery is extremely deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force branching warmly through his veins and senses his soul begin to grow.” - Nikos Kazantzakis - Report to Greco