6 Amazing Natural Attractions in Crete

Crete is not only famed for its rich cultural history, cosmopolitan sparkle, and bustling nightlife. All these features obviously contribute to making the island one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world! However, the island’s natural beauty, scenic landscapes and preserved natural parks are also equally fascinating and must be visited!

Diktaian Cave is part of mythology and is believed to be one of the most significant cult attractions dating to Minoan times. This is the place where Zeus, the Father of Gods, and men, was born and was raised by Amaltheia and Kouetes. The cave is also linked to other legendary myths and stories. Some say this is the place where the seer Epimenides slept.

The coastline of Crete differs depending on where you go. The Cretan shoreline is dotted with wild, natural, and remote beaches to golden crowded bays! Take your pick; all of them are equally impressive and stunning! Gramvousa is one of the most beautiful spots on the island! Just imagine a peninsula surrounded by rocky cliffs, packed with pirate coves, and surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of Balos Lagoon!

Samaria Gorge is one of the longest gorges throughout Europe. According to your position you will find that the gorge’s width varies from 150 metres to 3 metres. The walk may seem endless, but the experience is unforgettable and well-worth your effort and time. Samaria Gorge has been designated a national park to protect the rare flora and fauna found in the region. The gorge houses the famed Kri-Kri mountain goats, which are incredible. The flora you will come across is extensive and impressive; these include cypress trees, flowers, and herbs!

Imbros Gorge lies near Sfakia Village and is the second most popular gorge on the island after the Samaria Gorge of course! During the summer months, thousands of enthusiastic walkers visit the stunning gorge daily and set off on hikes and adventures to explore the rich gorge!

Biotopes Nature Park is a biotope overflowing with rich and wild vegetation. Visitors meet Crete’s finest plants and herbs in their natural habitat. Visitors also gain insight on herbs that encompass therapeutic attributes, herbal teas, decorative flowers, and aromatic plants that originate from Crete and are believed to be rare species. The park also houses a variety of animals from insects like ants, worms to reptiles like lizards, scorpions, snakes, butterflies, and mammals like hedgehogs which all live around the artificial lake the park.

As for accommodation, there is no better resort to experience genuine Cretan hospitality than Louis Creta Princess Aquapark & Spa!