Crete a TripAdvisor 10 Top Global Tourist Destinations for 2017

Crete

The uniqueness of the landscape and the Minoan civilization are the reasons that make Crete annually one of the most popular holiday options in the world.

TripAdvisor, the 2nd biggest travel site in the world 38 million monthly visitors (booking.com is #1 at 40 million), recently published a list of 25 top tourist destinations in the world for 2017.

Crete is ranked 6th in the list. Rankings are determined by the comments left at TripAdvisor.

The introductory comments for Crete say that “The birthplace of both the king of the Olympian gods and of modern European civilization, Crete is a Mediterranean jewel. It’s rich with archaeological and mythological history that’s reflected in its ancient ruins and cultural attractions. Soak up the charming atmosphere of Chania Town’s Old Venetian Harbor or the fortresses and monasteries of Rethymonon. The awesome Minoan ruins of Malia date to 1900 BC, and majestic Mt. Ida is said to be home to the cave where Zeus was born.”