This is one for the nature and plant lovers out there! As it is well known, Crete is one of the most fertile lands in the world, attracting thousands of holidaymakers simply for its scenic and rich landscapes and stunning coastline.
The Knights of Saint John were initially formed in the 11th century. The knights first began as a religious order, looking after the wounded and sick crusaders. The knights came to Rhodes in 1309, where they stayed for 200 whole years. During their reign in Rhodes, the Ottoman Empire attempted to conquer the island numerous times. In an attempt to stop the Ottoman Empire from capturing the island, the Knights of Saint John formed a military order as well.
Despite the long and rich history of Spinalonga, a small islet floating at the mouth of Elounda’s natural port in Crete, the island became well-known after the bestseller ‘The Island’ came out, a book about love, suffering, fear, pain and leprosy.
Looking to see something unusual and different while in Limassol? We have you covered! Head for the St. Nicholas of Cats Monastery, one of the most bizarre landmarks found on the island of Cyprus! This amazingly peaceful monastery is nestled on the edge of Akrotiri, where visitors surge to enjoy the soothing and serene atmosphere the monastery exudes.
Anyone who has visited Chania will tell you that the charming city is a little bit of Florence and Venice with a touch of Crete. Chania is by far Crete’s most evocative city, transporting all its visitors to its rich cultural past with its cobblestoned Venetian and Turkish neighbourhoods.