CRETE, THE CRADLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
The largest island in Greece
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Cradle of one of the oldest civilizations and a crossroads of the Mediterranean, Crete has been influenced by many diverse cultures throughout its history, from Venetian to Ottoman and, more recently, European. The result is an identity that is reflected in a distinct architectural, culinary, and musical heritage.
But the essence of Crete is also to be found in the way of life of its inhabitants and in its exceptional natural products, from aromatic herbs to olive oil, which form the basis of the famous Cretan diet, a source of health and longevity.