Traveller is the essential resource for Australians who love to travel. This month it features Six of the best European Islands. In the top of the list we find a Greek island that amasses the admiration for its historical sites, amazing beaches, excuisite cuisine, mountanaious villages, welcoming people and the traditional dances.
1. Crete – Greece
Of all the Greek Islands, Crete is both the largest and most varied. Historical sights are topped by the ruins of the Knossos Palace, the pinnacle of the Minoan civilisation. It’s just to the south of Crete’s capital, Iraklio (also called Heraklion). There are also some tremendous beaches – particularly Elafonisi in the south-western corner – while Samaria Gorge offers one of the continent’s great canyon hikes. The island’s also large enough to have substantial mountains, dotted with picturesque monasteries such as the culturally symbolic Moni Arkadiou.