Authentic Crete

Crete offers traditional seaside villages, smiling locals, olive trees, local authentic cuisine and a a wonderful atmosphere. The locals here always show hospitality and warmth. 

Local vines and products such as cheese, honey, olive oil, thyme, nuts and oregano will be the main ingredients in your food.

Visiting Crete means that you are visiting a historical place, as this is the island of Zeus. Locals here believe Zeus is protecting the Island from any evil.

Did you know

  • The history of Crete is older than the history of the European continent.
  • According to Greek Mythodology, the mighty God Zeus was born in Crete.
  • Jennifer Aniston´s dad is from Crete.
  • Olive trees have been growing on the island for centuries!
  • Crete has more than 3000 caves.
  • According to Hippocrates, Crete has healing air.
  • Crete is said to have no dangerous animals. One theory describes Hercules who wanted to rid the island of predators in honor of Zeus. 
  • Crete has clear sea water and most of the beaches enjoy Blue Flag status. 

History of Crete

According to Greek mythodology it was in a cave on Crete that the greatest God of ancient Greek, Zeus, was born.  Zeus was secretly brought up by numphs in the Cretan cave to hide from his father who wanted to kill him. When Zeus came of age he overthrew his father and the Titans, a battle that lasted 10 years. He then became the supreme ruler of the gods on Mount Olympus. 

Eventually Zeus married Europa, a princess of Kind Phoenex, and had 3 sons – Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Sarpedon. Their son, Minos, became the ruler of Crete and turned the island into a mighty empire. The Minoan civilization flourished from approximatly 3650 to 1400 BC, when it was destroyed by a major catastrophic volcanic eruption. The civilization has been referred to as the earliest of its kind in Europe. 

In the wake of the devastation of the Minoan settlements the island was settled by Dorians and later the Romans. 

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History of Crete

According to Greek mythodology it was in a cave on Crete that the greatest God of ancient Greek, Zeus, was born.  Zeus was secretly brought up by numphs in the Cretan cave to hide from his father who wanted to kill him. When Zeus came of age he overthrew his father and the Titans, a battle that lasted 10 years. He then became the supreme ruler of the gods on Mount Olympus. 

Eventually Zeus married Europa, a princess of Kind Phoenex, and had 3 sons – Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Sarpedon. Their son, Minos, became the ruler of Crete and turned the island into a mighty empire. The Minoan civilization flourished from approximatly 3650 to 1400 BC, when it was destroyed by a major catastrophic volcanic eruption. The civilization has been referred to as the earliest of its kind in Europe. 

In the wake of the devastation of the Minoan settlements the island was settled by Dorians and later the Romans. 

  • What our guests say...

    We had a great week´s holiday. The villa had it all. We would love to come back some day. Thanks for a great vacation.

    Mr. Busst

    UK

  • What our guests say...

    A wonderful hide-away, lovely people, and a nice taste of what the Greek way of life is all about! We are quite sure that this place will be the first one we visit more than once for our annual family holidays!

    Renner Family

    Austria

  • What our guests say...

    We had a fabolous stay at Divine Villas. Crete has always been a Greece favorite for us. The ambiance, staff, and luxury at this stunning villa does not dissapoint! 

    Kolitsopoulos Family

    Greece

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