A service for travelers and guests that might have not visited Crete in the past and wish to upgrade their trip regarding services, information concerning what to visit :
• Sights and Museum tours
• Nature tours
• Nature Parks and Theme Parks as well as guided tours
• Outdoor Activities
• Wellness and Spa
• Boat Trips
• Water Sports
• Night Life
• Food or Gastronomy
• Cooking Lessons
The Big island Crete in the colloquial tongue and spacious and big it is, the brooding presence of its four mountain chains cutting through it dividing the island into four little countries and their capitals.
The city of Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno and finally Agios Nikolaos.
Snow tipped mountains through out the winter for more than 80% of this continent is mountains. When one crosses through the lowlands it is as if Crete is a continent rather than an island. A massive land where the sky line halters ones eyes not the sea.
After Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and Cyprus, Crete is the largest island of the Mediterranean. As if ridding a bulls back pushed up out of the sea, just like princes Evropa rode Zeus when he turned into a bull bringing her here, today the island resembles still that bull in shape!
The Greeks often remark that Megalonisos the big island Crete is the most Greek island.
A rugged spacious with sudden changes in landscape this enigmatic island was the birthplace of Zeus, Radamathis, Sarpidon, Minos, Ariadne and of the famous Minotaur. It still must be lurking somewhere underground today just like the Loch Ness Monster not yet captured on camera.
Yes Crete is a strange place full of myths, heroes, legends, settlements, ravines that lie baking in the midday sun.
These mountains, rocks, gnarled olive trees, remote beaches, ribbon villages the people everything reflects the history of the Mediterranean sea and its peoples.
For the Cretans witnessed King Minos rising and his collapse, Alexander the Great, The Romans, St.Paul, the Arab Moorish pirates, the rise of Venice, the slave markets of Turkey, the Nazi parachutists, even the American hippies…
So the Cretans are a skeptical and shy people hardly surprising wouldn’t you agree?
Crete was reunited with Mother land Greece in only 1913 not that long ago, from 1896 when the last Ottoman soldiers left Crete the island was split up by the great powers into sectors until 1913!
Crete is a large island and deserves several days to appreciate not only its archaeological finds but also its beautiful landscapes,remote little villages and fair beaches…
Crete also has a long tradition of how food is enjoyed served and shared…the liquid gold that dresses every dish the olive oil, a long tradition concerning wine and retsina…but also a drink made out of grape skins tsikudia-raki its like grappa but instead its out of dragons bones!(At least that is what one feels tasting the first sip)
The people of Crete are like the Scots of Great Britain in temperament and nature, it is something they also them selves feel.
The Cretans due to their history that so often suffered occupation, execution, annihilating populations driving them into hiding up into the mountains depraving them from peace and safety, gave birth to a type of poetry the Madinada!
These poems that sing of country virtue in an unexpected sensitivity speak of -Levedia (Vertue) Levedisa (areti) for women.
For you see in the Greek language the highest principals all female terms.(Poetry, Virtue, freedom, liberty, life, democracy love, wisdom, strength etc).
But this bony land with its uncompromising mountain slops, coves curious people is place that someone easily calls home!
See Crete like a Cretan like a friend, as if returning home after a long time.
WeGuide take you there.
Visiting Greece, seeing Crete.
Here Dream and reality, historical and Mythological are so artfully blended that can cause a certain confusion when first arriving.
Marvelous things happen to one here, marvelous good things that can happen nearly nowhere else on this earth. The days roll by like a song.
After one is bathed in the blinding light that luminates every notion, one begins to notice the glasses of water served once arriving at a taverna or coffee shop in the most absent way…The glass of water.
Earth, fire, air and water. Vital element of life, little tumblers of water.
Under the soaring light or starry night, in shaded coffee shops and elegant restaurants where lovers, elderly, friends, children strangers the cardinal matter is offered.
In Greece in Crete we often say to offer a glass of water meaning in fact to offer comfort, to offer The Element!
Before even ordering the glass of water is served before it even became the Wholly water.
Arriving to Crete ones heart beats to a new rhythm, ones ears tonalities of a new tongue and with curiosity examine this new land. Everything will seem changed including the air one breaths here…
A wild garden with everything running violent, vertical and skythrusting. For this land is somewhat wilder, unbroken a mistress and goddess without mercy all in one.
The light, the light here differs!
Phos, Light in the Greek language Phosphorescent dancing flair the quality of sun light blazing on a white wall. A brilliant skin of light bathing even simple objects in a sort of celestial glow.
Linking near and far, flowers, houses electrified by light. Intoxicated by the white dancing candescence of the Sun with the Blue sky pouring into it.
It might seem that this dry dramatic full of mountains and rocks land is austere but it lies in a light such as the eye has never yet beheld, it rejoices as though now first awakening to the gift of sight.
Indescribably keen yet soft, bringing out the smallest details with such clarity. A gentle clarity making the heart beat higher enfolding the view in a transfiguration veil, for this is the spirit of the Light.
Through this light with simplicity the land surrenders its self.
Come join us into the Light of Crete and become enlightened about Greek and Cretan culture, see, taste, touch all that is here all that is part of the making of this land with the clarity and purity of the Hellenic blue and White light.
WeGuide you through this brilliance.